Faculty profile

Juliet Forshaw

Associate Professor - Music History and Literature
Advisement Coordinator / Assessment Coordinator


Tyler Hall 112

Office hours

M/W 11:30-12:30 or by appointment

Juliet Forshaw is a music history scholar who teaches courses in classical music, opera, popular music, and heavy metal. She also performs original music with her acoustic singer-songwriter duo, Avalon. They recently performed at the Hook Songwriter Series at the Oswego Music Hall, and are currently recording their second CD, My Evil Plan.

Member:  American Musicological Society


"Russian Opera Rebels: Fyodor Komissarzhevsky, Nikolai Figner, and the Rise of the Tenor Antihero," in Masculinity in Opera: Gender, History, and New Musicology, ed. Philip Purvis (New York: Routledge, 2013).

"Metal in Three Modes of Enmity: Political, Musical, Cosmic" in Current Musicology, issue 91 (Spring 2011).

Avalon, Avalon (2017), https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/avalon7 
"Osip Petrov, Anna Vorobyova, and the Development of Low-Voiced Character Types in Nineteenth-Century Russian Opera," Cambridge Opera Journal, vol. 28, no. 1 (March, 2016), 37-77


B.A.: Music, Princeton University; 
Ph.D.: Historical Musicology, Columbia University

Classes taught

Mus 112 Introduction to Music Literature; 
Mus 117 Introduction to Music Listening Through Jazz, Rock, and Popular Music; 
Mus 310-311 Music History Survey
MUS 307 Opera: The Rise of Western Musical Drama
MUS 318: Heavy Metal