William Cheng

|Professor
Academic Appointments

Chair and Professor of Music

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I'm the author of Sound Play: Video Games and the Musical Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2014), Just Vibrations: The Purpose of Sounding Good (University of Michigan Press, 2016), Loving Muisc Till It Hurts (Oxford, 2019); and coeditor of Queering the Field: Sounding Out Ethnomusicology (Oxford, 2019), A Cultural History of Western Music in the Modern Age (Bloomsbury, forthcoming), and the University of Michigan Press's Music & Social Justice Series (launched in 2017 with Andrew Dell'Antonio). I have contributed op-eds and features to Washington Post, Slate, TIME, Huffington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Pacific Standard. I serve on the Ethics Committee and Publications Committee of the American Musicological Society, and on the boards of Journal of the Society for American Music, Music & the Moving Image, Women & Music, Ethnomusicology Review, Sound Studies, and Journal of Videogame Sound and Music.

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Hopkins Center, Room 064
HB 6187

Selected Publications

  • SINGLE-AUTHORED BOOKS

    Sound Play: Video Games and the Musical Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2014). Foreword by Richard Leppert

    Just Vibrations: The Purpose of Sounding Good (University of Michigan Press, 2016). Foreword by Susan McClary.

    Loving Music Till It Hurts (Oxford University Press, 2019).

     

    EDITED VOLUMES

    Queering the Field: Sounding Out Ethnomusicology (Oxford University Press, ed. with Greg Barz, 2019).

    A Cultural History of Music in the Modern Age (Bloomsbury Academic, ed. with Danielle Fosler-Lussier).

     

    ARTICLES

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