PhD, Washington University
Dr. Mabary’s research interests center on Czech music of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, namely the life and works of Antonín Dvořák, Zdeňek Fibich, Bohuslav Martinů, and Vítězslava Kaprálová, as well as the genre of Czech melodrama. The results of her research in these areas have appeared in publications by Cambridge University Press, Duke University Press, Pendragon Press, Routledge Press, and Lexington Books. She is currently working on a book on the history of Czech melodrama. Dr. Mabary has also contributed to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and given guest lectures and presentations in numerous venues in Columbia as well as for the Guildhall School for Music and Drama (London), Stanford University, University of California in Santa Barbara, and the Bard Music Festival in New York. In addition, she has presented papers at academic conferences, nationally and internationally, on topics related to the above areas of interest, several of which appear in published conference proceedings. Dr. Mabary has also served in various capacities for professional societies, including as a member of the advisory board for the Kaprálová Society, on the program committee for the American Musicological Society (regional), on the editorial board of the Lyrica Society’s journal Ars Lyrica, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Bohuslav Martinů Society.
As a historical musicologist, Dr. Mabary teaches courses in music history and literature at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She received master’s and doctoral degrees in musicology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri as well as a master’s in vocal performance from the University of Missouri.