Associate Professor of Music
Phone: (540) 831-5730
Fax: (540) 831-6133
David Zuschin, Ph.D., has taught courses in music history and music theory at Radford University since 2001 at both undergraduate and graduate levels. A native of Kent, Ohio, Zuschin graduated summa cum laude from Kent State University with a bachelor of music in music education. He studied at Yale University with the late Bach scholar Paul Brainard, writing his master’s thesis on the musical structure and theology of the St. Matthew Passion. From 1993-96, he directed the choral program and taught voice at Brevard College in Brevard, N.C. before returning to Kent State to complete the Ph.D. in Musicology /Ethnomusicology. At Kent, he worked with musicologist Theodore Albrecht and art historian Gustav Medicus on his dissertation Parallels in Style between Music and Painting of the High Renaissance in Italy. He has studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and Southern France.
At Radford, Zuschin has focused on the pedagogy of music history and the use of technology in the teaching and learning of music. He headed up the creation of Opus X, the department’s library of digital recordings, and has given presentations as well as published research on the interactive use of technology in music history. He currently serves as the president of the Thetu Mu chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda.