Dr. Stephen Husarik is Professor of Humanities and Music History at UAFS, and serves as Head Carillonneur for the University. He attended the School of the Art Institute (Chicago), the University of Illinois (Urbana) and The University of Iowa (Iowa City), where he received a Ph.D. in Music Literature. Husarik graduated with honors in music, and was employed as a teaching assistant at all three institutions. He studied musicology with Nicholas Temperley, Albert Luper and John Simms, and piano with Soulima Stravinsky and Eugene List.
Husarik has authored and/or contributed to more than half a dozen books and over 30 articles in the areas of music and humanities, including American Keyboard Artists (two editions) and Who’s Who in the Humanities, and articles in The Musical Times, American Music, Journal of the American Liszt Society, Journal of the National Association for Humanities Education, Clavier Magazine, Classical Magazine, as well as chapters and contributions to books.
He has served as co-editor of Interdisciplinary Humanities for the Humanities Education and Research Association since 2008, and edited special issues titled “Music in Context” (fall 2009) and "Online Humanities" (spring 2014). His article entitled "How Beethoven's Works Influenced the Growth of Musical Terminology" was a finalist for the International Humanities Conference "Award of Excellence." He published a pair of articles on Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, including "Musical direction and the wedge in Beethoven's high comedy, Grosse Fuge, Op. 133," The Musical Times, Vol. 153, No. 1920, Autumn 2012, pp. 53–66, and "Gluck’s Theme and the Surrender of Ornamentation to the Countersubjects in Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, Opus 133" in The String Quartet. From the Private to the Public Sphere, edited by Christian Speck. Brepols Publishers: Turnhout, Belgium, 2016 [ISBN: 978-2-503-56800-3].
Honors and Awards
Husarik has received teaching excellence awards for both his classroom and online instruction, and has received local, national and international award recognition for his publications. He was the recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) traveling and college teacher fellowships to the University of Maryland, Harvard University, New York University and Bayreuth (Germany). In 2012, he received the "Research, Scholarship and Creativity Award" from UAFS, which recognizes full-time faculty members for the results they have shown in research. His biography appears in Who’s Who in America (1999– ).
Dr. Stephen Husarik
Professor of Humanities and Music History
Breedlove Building, room 212