Dr. Pamela Starr, Professor of Music History, a native of New York City, holds a B.A. in voice from Harpur College of the State University of New York at Binghamton, a Master's degree in Library Science from Columbia University, and the Ph.D. in Music History from Yale University. She is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and has also been supported in doctoral and post-doctoral research by the American Association of University Women, the Fulbright Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, The American Philosophical Society, and the Research Council of the University of Nebraska.
Her research has centered on the music and musicians of the early Renaissance period, especially that of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and she has lectured and published on this subject both in the United States and in Europe. . More recently, she has begun research into musicians at the margins in the culture of Early Modern England.She has taught at Yale University and at Oberlin College before coming to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At UNL she has taught courses in music history at the undergraduate, masters', and doctoral levels, and has taught courses in music appreciation for non-majors. Professor Starr is currently serving as Secretary of the American Musicological Society.