My Work Focuses on: 
Genre, intertextuality, and subjectivity in French modernist music.
My Other Interests Include: 
Music and queerness, the pastoral tradition, American (post-)minimalism, psychoanalysis, music theory and analysis.


More about Campbell Shiflett

M.A., Musicology -- Princeton University, 2018

B.A., Music and Linguistics -- University of Virginia, 2015

Campbell Shiflett studies 20th-century repertoires from interdisciplinary perspectives, questioning how musical signification is implicated in identity-formation. With a particular focus on composers of the French modernist tradition, he considers how genre, allusion, and canon are involved in the construction of musical subjectivity.

He is also interested in American post-minimalism and its own relationship to genre and has recently presented papers on mourning in the music of Nico Muhly and the appropriation of works by John Adams in contemporary film melodrama.

Campbell is an avid pianist and maintains a studio through the University.

Recognition & Awards

Arthur Mendel Fellowship, Princeton University, 2017-

Brander Wyatt Morrison Prize, University of Virginia, 2015

Echols Scholar, University of Virginia, 2012-15



"The Ninth Symphony of Beethoven, Its Rich History," Current Musicology 107 (2020): 6-28.

"'Au Fond d'un Placard': Allusion, Narrative, and Queer Experience in Poulenc's Ier Nocturne," The Journal of Musicology 37 (2020): 197-230. Publication supported by the Publications Endowment of the American Musicological Society, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

"Samuel N. Dorf, Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance from Paris to Delphi, 1890-1930 (Review)," Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 76 (2020): 433-436.