Shaena B. Weitz is an award-winning musicologist with a PhD from the City University of New York Graduate Center. She specializes in late 18th- and early 19th-century music, particularly in France, with special interests in music journalism and historical media studies, the history of celebrity and historical performance and creative practices.
Weitz’s research has been supported by the British Academy, the American Musicological Society and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and her publications have appeared in Piano Culture in 19th-Century Paris, The Musical Quarterly, 19th-Century Music and Music & Letters. She also has a chapter forthcoming in “Berlioz and his World” (Chicago, 2024), edited by Francesca Brittan and Sarah Hibberd. Her articles have been awarded the 2020 Société des Dix-Neuviémistes SDN Publication Prize, the 2023 Music & Letters Westrup Prize and the 2023 Royal Musical Association Jerome Roche Prize.
Before coming to the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music, she was a Newton International Fellow at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Her current book project, “Rescinding Genius,” examines fame and publicity in the late 18th and early 19th century.