Joshua Walden

Resident Scholar

Joshua S. Walden is a historian of music in Jewish culture. He is the author of Sounding Authentic: The Rural Miniature and Musical Modernism (Oxford University Press, 2014) and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Jewish Music (Cambridge University Press, 2015). His articles address topics including the St. Petersburg Society for Jewish Folk Music, Ernest Bloch, and Yiddish musical cinema and theater. His research on music in Jewish culture has received awards from ASCAP and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections and has been supported by the American Musicological Society, the Department of Education, the British Academy, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. He is also the author of Musical Portraits: The Composition of Identity in Contemporary and Experimental Music (Oxford UP, 2017) and editor of Representation in Western Music (Cambridge UP, 2013). He received his BA at UC Berkeley, PhD in music at Columbia University, and JD at Stanford University, and has taught at the University of Oxford and Johns Hopkins University. He is also a classical violinist.