Hiram College
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Tina Dreisbach, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Music

Tina Spencer Dreisbach completed the Ph.D. in Musicology/Early Music Performance Practice at CWRU and studied at Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute and Aston Magna Academy at Bard College. At Hiram she teaches all periods of music history including jazz and popular styles, world music, and Irish studies. She has team taught several interdisciplinary classes and led programs in New Orleans and Ireland. Her interest in Asian music led to study at the New England Conservatory, San Diego State University, and workshops in Hawaii, in Bali and Java, Indonesia, and in China.

Dr. Dreisbach has performed throughout northeastern Ohio in Ensemble Lautenkonzert, the Dreisbach Baroque Ensemble, and in the Celtic group Top o’ the Hill.


  • B.A., Hiram College
  • M.A., Ohio State University
  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Research Interests

  • European and American music history
  • New Orleans and big band jazz
  • Asian music
  • Irish music

Selected Publications

  • Dr. Dreisbach’s discussion and catalogue of the quartets of Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, composer at the Berlin court of Frederick the Great, appears in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (ed. Sadie, Oxford University Press), which is the basic English-language resource for musicologists. She has written several articles on jazz topics for The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, also published by Oxford.