Music History Alumni
Joseph Franke graduated from Pacific in 2009 with a Bachelor of Music in Music History, and was a violinist in the orchestra. His particular interest in American music led him to an independent study in the orchestral music of George Whitfield Chadwick. Joe is currently in a Ph.D. musicology program at the University of Pittsburgh-a program renowned for American music-and continues his interest in Chadwick alongside work on William Grant Still, Sibelius, and eighteenth-century German music.
Lily E. Hirsch earned a Bachelor of Music in Music History from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Pacific in 2001 and received her Ph.D. in Musicology from Duke University in 2006. She then became Assistant Professor of Music at Cleveland State University. Her book, A Jewish Orchestra in Nazi Germany: Musical Politics and the Berlin Jewish Culture League, was recently published by the University of Michigan Press; she is currently at work on another book project concerning music's roles in American crime prevention and punishment.