Collegiate Affiliation

Patrick Warfield is a musicologist and specialist in American musical culture. His current research focuses on localized musical life during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with a special interest in the American wind band tradition.

Dr. Warfield has presented at conferences in United States, Europe, and Asia. He has delivered keynote addresses at the North American British Music Studies Association and the Frederick Loewe Symposium on American Music. Dr. Warfield was a founding member of the editorial board of "The Journal of Music History Pedagogy," and is especially interested in the teaching of American popular music, including rock, jazz and the bluesHe is also active as a public musicologist having developed programming with bands, orchestras, and operas. 

In addition to his faculty position, Dr. Warfield is also Director of the School of Music. 

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Musicology, Indiana University, 2003
  • MA: Musicology, Indiana University, 1997
  • B.M.E: Music Education (clarinet), Lawrence University, 1994


  • American Music, military music, African American Music