Margaret Butler is a visiting associate professor in the College of Letters and Science at UW-Madison and an associate professor of musicology at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on European opera in the eighteenth century and American musical theater. Her most recent book, Musical Theatre in Eighteenth-Century Parma: Entertainment, Sovereignty, Reform is forthcoming with the University of Rochester Press in the Eastman Studies in Music series. The research for her next book, on the prima donna and celebrity culture, has been supported by a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation for Venetian Research (2017) and the AMS-Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowship (2018). A chapter in Operatic Geographies (University of Chicago Press) will appear in 2018. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Cambridge Opera Journal, Eighteenth-Century Music, Early Music, Music in Art: International Journal for Musical Iconography, and a number of collections. She authored the chapter on Italian Opera in The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music and her first book, Operatic Reform in Turin: Aspects of Production and Stylistic Change in the 1760s (Libreria Italiana Musicale) was based on research she conducted in Italy as a Fulbright Fellow. She is Chair of the AMS Committee on Career-Related Issues, past member of the AMS Board Nominating and RISM Committees, and a Past President of the AMS Southern Chapter. Her teaching interests are wide-ranging and at UW will include courses in the School of Music, the Department of French and Italian, and the Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies Program.


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