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Jane Mathieu

Assistant Professor of Music
214 Dixon Hall


Ph.D. - University of Texas at Austin, Musicology, 2014
M.Music - University of Texas at Austin, Musicology, 2009
B.A Northeastern University, 2004


Jane Mathieu is an Assistant Professor of Music in the Newcomb Department of Music at Tulane University where she teaches courses on American music, gender, musical theatre, popular music studies, as well as music major survey and literature courses. Her current research focuses on the sounds, stages, and singing of Tin Pan Alley in the twentieth century. She is completing a monograph that explores diverse spaces, configurations, processes, and people involved in the creation and performance of commercial popular song between 1905-1920. Mathieu also actively researches the intersections between identity, nationalism, and music in the United States during the twentieth century in a variety of repertoires. Mathieu has presented papers at annual meetings of the American Musicological Society (2014, 2019), Society for American Music (2014, 2020), and the US chapter of IASPM (2009, 2010, 2017).


“’The Injustice of the Thing’: Negotiating the Song Market in the U.S. Copyright Debates of 1906-1910” Popular Music and Society 44, no. 3 (July 2021): page range not yet available. Available online now at:

“’Let’s All Be Americans Now’: Patriotism, Assimilation, and Uplift in American Popular Song of World War I” Journal of Music Research Online 10 (2019): 1-14.

“Midtown, 1906: The Case for an Alternative Tin Pan Alley” American Music 35, no. 2 (Summer 2017): 197-236.