Professor David Haas


David Haas received his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 1989 and joined the University of Georgia in the same year. He is the author of two books (with a third on its way) and multiple book chapters on Russian music. He has additional research interests in symphonic music, music and narrative, uses of the leitmotiv in various repertoires, and musical virtuosity in all its shapes and forms. In the Hodgson School of Music he teaches courses to music students on music and its cultural contexts from Beethoven’s era to the present. In Athens, he performs regularly on horn in the Athens Symphony and once on stage at AthFest with a punk rock band. In study abroad programs, he teaches courses on Austrian and Italian music in its special cultural contexts. The common thread in all of this is the goal of using words to help listeners connect with music.