Eileen Strempel

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Eileen Strempel is an operatic soprano, author, higher education policy expert, and academic from Syracuse, New York, who is currently inaugural dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Strempel’s scholarly work advocates for college transfer students—and both access to and support for higher education—and the works of historically underrepresented composers.[1] [2]

Background and education[edit]

A trained vocalist, Strempel received her bachelor’s degree in music from the Eastman School of Music and her master’s degree and doctorate in music from Indiana University, where she completed a dissertation entitled “The Gendered Salon in Late Nineteenth-century Paris: The Works of Marie Grandval.”[3][4]

Career[edit]

Strempel was appointed inaugural dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music in 2019.[5] Prior to joining UCLA, she served as the senior vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Cincinnati.[6] She also held a variety of roles at Syracuse University over a seventeen-year span, including Assistant Vice President for Academic Advancement. During her time at Syracuse, she was also awarded a Kauffman Foundation eProfessorship and an American Council on Education fellowship, which she served at Colgate University.[7]

As a scholar, Strempel’s focus is on the music of women composers. Her work includes recordings, commissions, articles, and edited volumes that examine the political, social, and musical contexts of female composers.[8] She has been published in Classical Singer magazine; Journal of Singing; Reader's Guide to Music: History, Criticism, Theory; Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music; and Teaching Music.[9]

Strempel has also published extensively on higher education. With Stephen J. Handel, she is the co-author of Beyond Free College: Making Higher Education Work for 21st Century Students, a book focused on higher education public policy. This work is a follow up to their co-edited, two-volume set, Transfer and Transformation: Fostering Transfer Student Success.[10]

As a performer, Strempel has appeared with the Bolshoi Opera, Wolf Trap Opera and Opera Theatre St. Louis, as well as with the Chautauqua, Skaneateles and Berkeley Early Music festivals. Her roles included Violetta in La Traviata, Gilda in Rigoletto and the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor.[11] She has been featured on eight recordings, including love lies bleeding: songs by Libby Larsen, prepared with the composer.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Strempel is married to musicologist Stephen Meyer and has two sons.[13][14]

Publications[edit]

  • Beyond Free College: Making Higher Education Work for 21st Century Students. Co-author with Stephen Handel. Rowman & Littlefield Press, 2021. ISBN 978-1475848656
  • Transition and Transformation: New Research Fostering Transfer Student Success. Co-editor with Stephen Handel. University Press of North Georgia, 2018. ISBN 978-1940771472
  • Transition and Transformation: Fostering Transfer Student Success. Co-editor with Stephen Handel. University Press of North Georgia, 2016. ISBN 978-1940771250

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hwang, Inga (5 February 2019). "UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music appoints inaugural dean". Daily Bruin. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  2. ^ Bruce, Delan. "Music school dean co-authors book with bold plan to increase access to higher education". UCLA Newsroom. UCLA. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  3. ^ Hwang, Inga (5 February 2019). "UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music appoints inaugural dean". Daily Bruin. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  4. ^ Strempel, Eileen (1998). The Gendered Salon in Late Nineteenth-century Paris: The Works of Marie Grandval. Indiana University.
  5. ^ "Eileen Strempel named new dean of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music". UCLA Newsroom. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  6. ^ Yancey, Elissa (31 August 2015). "New Senior Vice Provost Attracted by UC's Investments in People". University of Cincinnati. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Eileen Strempel named new dean of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music". UCLA Newsroom. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Eileen Strempel, Inaugural Dean". UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Google Scholar Profile: Eileen Strempel". Google Scholar. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Eileen Strempel: Inaugural Dean". UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Eileen Strempel named new dean of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music". UCLA Newsroom. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Love Lies Bleeding: Songs by Libby Larsen". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  13. ^ "Eileen Strempel (Soprano)". Bach Cantatas Website. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Eileen Strempel: Inaugural Dean". UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Retrieved 8 May 2021.

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