The Catholic University of America

Andrew H. Weaver, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Head of Musicology Division



Dr. Andrew H. Weaver

Associate Professor, Head, Musicology

Andrew H. Weaver (Ph.D., M.Phil., Yale University; B.Mus., Rice University), associate professor and head of musicology.  A specialist in music of the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly in Austria, Germany, and Italy, he has also published on music of the Renaissance. Specific research interests include sacred music, patronage studies, monarchical representation, music and politics, musical borrowing, music and rhetoric, seventeenth-century Italian opera, the Romantic Lied and song cycle (especially Schumann), and the German orchestral tradition (especially Mendelssohn and Richard Strauss).  He is the author of Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III: Representing the Counter-Reformation Monarch at the End of the Thirty Years' War (Ashgate, 2012) as well as the editor of scholarly editions of seventeenth-century music, including Motets by Emperor Ferdinand III and Other Musicians from the Habsburg Court, 1637–1657, Collegium Musicum: Yale University, second series 18 (A-R Editions, 2012); Giovanni Felice Sances, Motetti a 2, 3, 4, e cinque voci (1642), Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era 148 (A-R Editions, 2008); and works by Antonio Bertali and Giovanni Valentini in the Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (  His publications also include articles in the Journal of Musicology, Journal of Musicological Research, Music & Letters, Schütz-Jahrbuch, and Nineteenth-Century Music Review, in addition to a number of book chapters and reviews.  His current project is an examination of aspects of narrative in Schumann’s Dichterliebe.

Prof. Weaver is a frequent presenter at scholarly conferences in both the US and abroad. Conferences in America have included annual meetings of the American Musicological Society; meetings of the Southwest, New England, Midwest, and Capital Chapters of the AMS; and meetings of other academic societies such as the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music and the South-Central Renaissance Conference.  International conferences have included the biannual meeting of the A.M.I.S.–Como (held at the Catholic University of Milan), “Sacred Music in the Habsburg Empire 1619–1740 and Its Contexts” (held at the University of Utrecht), and “Strauss Among the Scholars: An International Conference” (held at Oxford University).  He has also recorded Podcast lectures (“eInsights”) for the Washington National Opera.

Prof. Weaver's graduate-level courses have included Music in the Renaissance, Music in the Baroque, Music in the Romantic Period, Twentieth-Century Music, History of Opera, History of Sacred Music, Research Methodology, and special topics courses on Richard Strauss and on Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, the latter of which was fully integrated into a student production of the opera that he produced.  He has also taught doctoral seminars on seventeenth-century sacred music and the Romantic Lied and song cycle.

With an undergraduate degree in viola performance, Prof. Weaver continues to be active as a chamber music and orchestral musician in the DC area.

See Dr. Weaver's curriculum vitae.