Reba Wissner is assistant professor of musicology at the Schwob School of Music of Columbus State University. She received her M.F.A. and Ph.D. in musicology from Brandeis University and her B.A. in Music and Italian from Hunter College of the City University of New York. She is the author of articles on seventeenth-century Venetian opera, Italian immigrant theater in New York City, music in 1950s and 1960s television, and music history pedagogy and has presented her research on these topics at conferences throughout the United States and Europe. She is the author of A Dimension of Sound: Music in The Twilight Zone (Pendragon Press, 2013) and We Will Control All That You Hear: The Outer Limits and the Aural Imagination (Pendragon Press, 2016) and is currently working on both her third book, Music and the Atomic Bomb in American Television, 1950-1969 (Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2020) and a collaborative book and database project called Cues and Contracts: Music and the American Television Industry that examines music cues and their reuses, as well as administrative documents related to American television music production. With Dr. Katherine Reed, she is also co-editing a volume on the music and sound design in Twin Peaks (under contract with Routledge). Dr. Wissner is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including a travel grant to Venice for dissertation research from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and, with Dr. Jessica Getman, a Sight and Sound Subvention from the Society for American Music. 

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  • CVs (Reba A. Wissner, Ph.D., 2019-08-24)
  • About (Reba A. Wissner, Ph.D., 2019-08-24)

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