James William Sobaskie teaches Music Theory III and IV, Ear Training III and IV, Composition, and Form at Mississippi State University, where he serves as Coordinator of the Music Department’s Music Theory and History Division as well as Coordinator of its Music Theory Area, and is a member of the University’s Faculty Senate.
Dr. Sobaskie’s research interests include the music of Schubert, Chopin, and Fauré, and he has addressed audiences in Belgium, Canada, England, France, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, and Scotland, as well as across America.
A member of the Editorial Board of Nineteenth-Century Music Review, which is published by Cambridge University Press, Dr. Sobaskie has been the journal’s Book Reviews Editor since 2008. He also is a member of the Comité Scientifique of Œuvres Complètes de Gabriel Fauré, a complete works monument published by Bärenreiter, and edited its inaugural volume, a critical edition of Fauré’s last two works, the Trio pour violon, violoncelle et piano (1923) and the Quatuor pour cordes (1924).
Dr. Sobaskie co-edited the research anthology, Drama in the Music of Franz Schubert, which will be published in February of 2019 by Boydell & Brewer, and contributed two chapters to the volume. His own book, The Music of Gabriel Fauré: Style, Structure and the Art of Allusion, will be released by Routledge later in 2019.