Dr. Robert Kolt, associate professor of music at Ouachita Baptist University, was recently published in The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition. Kolt contributed 35 articles for this eight-volume resource that will be used in universities and libraries worldwide.
“The Grove Dictionary of American Music is one of the leading sources for music researchers at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels,” explained Dr. Gary Gerber, chair of Ouachita’s Division of Music. “To be asked to submit articles for this publication is quite an honor and shows a great deal of respect for Dr. Kolt as a leading musicologist in the nation.”
“I am quite honored not only to be included among the authors, but to be asked to write so many articles,” Kolt said. “For a musicologist to be able to say that their work is included in any of the Grove music dictionaries is a very high honor in the field, and also quite humbling at the same time.”
Many of Kolt’s articles focus on American opera, his academic specialty, and he was initially approached by the editor-in-chief to only write a few articles. However, as the three-year project progressed, he eventually contributed 35 articles covering American opera, composers, performers and conductors.
The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition is published by Oxford University Press, and the publication is available online in addition to its hard-copy format.
“Ouachita is fortunate to have a great scholar as part of the music faculty,” Gerber added. “He brings not only a wealth of knowledge in musicology, but also a heart for research and scholarly work for both him and his students.”
Kolt joined the Ouachita faculty in 2012 as associate professor of music and teaches a variety of music history courses. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, his Master of Arts degree from Radford University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Mary Washington College.
For more information, contact Dr. Robert Kolt at email@example.com or (870) 245-5272.
By Jessica Stewart