Christopher M. Scheer

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Christopher Scheer holds a PhD from the University of Michigan in historical musicology. Before coming to Utah State University, he taught at the University of Michigan–Dearborn, the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, and the HarpArts Summer Retreat. Christopher Scheer is the Assistant Professor of Musicology at Utah State University, in Logan, UT. His research focuses on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British musical culture, and he is currently working on a monograph on the composer Gustav Holst for the Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera series. In addition, he is co-editor with Dr Eric Saylor of The Sea in the British Musical Imagination, to be published by Boydell. His recent chapter in The Legacy of Richard Wagner, published by Brepols, considers the place of Theosophy in British and American Wagner reception. In 2009 he was awarded a Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship at Liverpool Hope University, where he spearheaded a colloquium on Theosophy and the arts, out of which developed the Leverhulme international network Enchanted Modernities. Dr Scheer has also contributed to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and has presented his work at regional, national and international conferences.