Faculty & Administration

Dr. Sarah Lucas

Assistant Professor of Musicology

Dr. Sarah M. Lucas is an Assistant Professor of Musicology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She completed her doctoral studies in musicology at the University of Iowa. Her dissertation, “Fritz Reiner and the Legacy of Béla Bartók’s Orchestral Music in the United States,” is based on archival research carried out in the U.S. and in Hungary, where she conducted research at the Budapest Bartók Archives with the support of a Fulbright Fellowship in affiliation with the Hungarian Institute for Musicology and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Her master’s work in music history at the University of Missouri culminated in her thesis “Béla Bartók and the Pro-Musica Society: A Chronicle of Piano Recitals in Eleven American Cities during his 1927-1928 Tour.” Her undergraduate studies in music education at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri also included independent studies in Baroque ornamentation and oboe. Dr. Lucas is currently carrying out further research on Bartók and Reiner with the support of an American Philosophical Society Franklin Grant. Her research interests also include twentieth-century music criticism in the United States and Hungarian folk music. She regularly presents her research at regional, national, and international conferences and has published articles in journals such as Magyar Zene [Hungarian Music], Studia Musicologica, and Hungarian Cultural Studies. Lucas serves on the American Musicological Society Council as the Southwest Chapter Representative, on the program committee of the American Hungarian Educators Association, on the TAMUK Faculty Senate, and as faculty advisor of the Lambda Lambda chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota.

Contact Information

School of Music
MSC 174 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-4608

Dr. Sarah Lucas