Julianne Lindberg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Musicology
Julianne Lindberg


Julianne Lindberg is an associate professor of musicology in the department of music. Her research interests include American musical theater, musical modernism and children's musical cultures, with a focus on musical and theatrical articulations of gender, race, age and classin musicals of the pre-WWII era. Her recent book, called “Marvelous and Meticulously Researched” by Peter Filichia of Masterworks Broadway, traces the genesis and cultural significance of Rodgers and Hart's classic musical comedy Pal Joey; the book is included in the Broadway Legacies series at Oxford University Press. Lindberg’s current project examines representations of childhood and adolescence in American musicals of the 1930s. Her recent publications appear in American Music, Studies in Musical Theatre, in the Routledge Companion to Jazz and in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations. Lindberg received her Ph.D. in musicology from UCLA. Lindberg teaches the western classical music history sequence as well as the history of American musical theater, gender and ethnicity in American music, introduction to the arts, graduate research methods and other courses in popular music. Lindberg is also an avid and experienced clarinetist.



  • Ph.D., Musicology, UCLA