Tina Frühauf, Ph.D., is a musicologist, writer, and a professional organist. Her scholarly work explores Jewish music in Western Diaspora.
Dr. Frühauf teaches at Columbia University and serves on the doctoral faculty of The Graduate Center, CUNY; she is Associate Executive Editor at Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale in New York. She has received fellowships and grants, most recently from the American Musicological Society, the Leo Baeck Institute, and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. Dr. Frühauf has published articles in the Journal of Jewish Music and Liturgy, Musica Judaica, and TDR: The Drama Review, and contributed numerous book chapters and encyclopedia entries on the German Jewish music culture. She is the author of The Organ and Its Music in German-Jewish Culture (Oxford University Press, 2009/2012) and editor of German-Jewish Organ Music: An Anthology of Works from the 1820s to the 1960s (A-R Editions, 2013, nominated for the Claude V. Palisca Award for Outstanding Edition), Hans Samuel: Selected Piano Works (A-R Editions, 2013), and Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture (Oxford University Press, 2014), which won the Ruth A. Solie Award and the Jewish Studies and Music Award of the American Musicological Society. She has written several books for a general readership. The most recent one, Experiencing Jewish Music in America, with Rowman & Littlefield, has just been published in 2018. Dr. Frühauf is currently completing a monograph on music in the Jewish communities of Germany after 1945. An edited volume titled Postmodernity's Musical Pasts: Historicity and Temporality after 1945 is under contract with Boydell Press. From March to July 2019 she will be based in Munich to teach at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater.