About Dr. Harwood
Gregory Harwood is the musicologist in Georgia Southern’s Department of Music and serves as director of graduate studies in the Department. During more than 20 years at Georgia Southern, he has taught survey and specialized courses in music history, music appreciation, research methods, bibliography, the impact of music technology on contemporary culture, and general surveys of the humanities.
Harwood’s research interests are in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, and his publications have dealt with Francesco Galeazzi, Giuseppe Verdi, Robert Schumann, Maurice Ravel, and Hector Berlioz. His article on parody in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges, published in the Opera Journal, won first place in the Scholarly Paper Competition of the National Opera Association and his annotated bibliography, Giuseppe Verdi: A Guide to Research (1998; newly released in a second, enlarged edition; Routledge, 2012), has become a standard reference resource in Verdi studies. Other recent publications include an annotated English translation of Francesco Galeazzi’s Elementi teorico-pratici di musica, Vol. 2 (1796) with a substantial study of Galeazzi’s life and works, prepared in collaboration with Dr. Deborah Burton of Boston University (University of Illinois Press, 2012); an article on Robert Schumann’s repertory choices as a choral directory published in the Choral Journal; and several articles in the Cambridge Verdi Encyclopedia. In addition to his research activities, Harwood makes occasional appearances as a piano soloist and as a lecture-recitalist.
Harwood’s interests include cooking, reading fantasy and almost anything about history, gardening, Italian genealogical record indexing, bow ties, and playing with his granddaughter, Eliza Minnie. His wife, Dr. Kathy T. Harwood, recently retired as founding director of the charter school in Statesboro. They are the proud parents of Martin, a Landscape Architect in New York, and Elizabeth, who is pursing a master’s degree in social work at Columbia University.