Elizabeth Ozment

Association Dean and Assistant Professor of Music

Monroe Hall 204


Elizabeth Ozment is Association Dean for Transfer Students and Assistant Professor of Music. She received a Ph.D. in musicology/ethnomusicology from the University of Georgia under the direction of Jean Kidula, and holds degrees in music education and clarinet performance from James Madison University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her teaching is characterized by inclusive student-centered learning environments that promote knowledge and analytical skills to succeed in a complex, diverse, and ever-changing society. She teaches Performing UVA: An Introduction to Performance Studies, Studies in Ninteenth-Century Music History, Music Video Analysis, Women & Music, and an introductory archival research seminar called Sounding the Archives.

Her research interests include cultural memory, environmental sound, critical theory, and the culture industries. Her work focuses on competing musical identities in the American South that influence regional and global representations of southernness. Her dissertation, “The Politics of Musical Remembering: Civil War Commemoration in American Culture,” discussed music and sounds that enable populations to ascribe new meanings to the past, and her more recent ethnographic study of sound at memorialscapes takes this work in new directions. Some publications from this project may be found in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Repatriation (OUP, 2019) and The Arts as White Property: Interrogating Racism within Arts in Education (Palgrave, 2018).

As Association Dean for Transfer Students in the College of Arts & Sciences, she provides academic advising and support to UVA students with diverse backgrounds and intellectual ambitions. Students are encouraged to visit her Monroe Hall office to discuss their transition to UVA, research interests, short- and long-term academic plans, and strategies for balancing coursework with life responsibilities. For more information, see https://college.as.virginia.edu/people/ewo5n.


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu