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Elisabeth Honn Hoegberg


Director, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Music

Elisabeth Honn Hoegberg became Director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance in 2023. Her academic home is the Department of Music in which she holds the rank of Professor. Prior to arriving at Oakland, she chaired the departments of music and theatre at the University Indianapolis, where she was also associate professor of music theory. She has also held academic appointments at Indiana University and Oberlin Conservatory.

Her research interests include historical theory and late 19th-century French operetta; currently, she is writing a monograph on the stage works of Emmanuel Chabrier.

An active solo and collaborative performer, she has appeared with the American Pianists Association, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra.

Elisabeth received her PhD (music theory) and MA (musicology) from Indiana University and a BMus (music history) from Illinois State University.


Edited Collections


Genre Without Borders: Reassessing Operetta. Ashgate Interdisciplinary

Studies in Opera. (Routledge: Abingdon and New York, 2023) Co-edited with

Bruno Bower and Sonja Starkmeth

Book Chapters


 “How Theocritus Sang: Eleanor Everest Freer’s Sonnets from the Portuguese,” in Women’s Work in Music, ed. Rhiannon Mathias. Routledge: Abingdon and New York, 2021.


 “Playing it Straight”: Subverting Travesti Identities in Chabrier’s  

L’Étoile” in Music on Stage, ed. Fiona Jane Schopf. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge

Scholars Press, 2018.






School of Music, Theatre and Dance

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Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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