Anna Grau Schmidt Is New Music and Performing Arts Librarian

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Anna Grau Schmidt

The UWM Libraries are pleased to announce that Anna Grau Schmidt has joined the User Services division as the new Music and Performing Arts Librarian.

Among Grau Schmidt’s job responsibilities are library instruction and managing the music, dance and theater collections.

Her professional interests include information literacy in the arts, open educational resources, early music history, and medieval culture.

“I’m excited to have been chosen to join the UWM Libraries team,” Grau Schmidt says, “and I’m looking forward to getting to know the library staff, and the faculty and students.”

Grau Schmidt earned her MS/LIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; a PhD in the history of music from the University of Pennsylvania; and her BA from the College of William and Mary.

Her publications include “Hearing Voices: Heteroglossia, Homoglossia and the Old French Motet,” Musica Disciplina 58 (2013); “Thematic Clusters and Compilational Strategies in the Eighth Fascicle of the Montpellier Codex,” in The Montpellier Codex: The Final Fascicle, eds. Catherine Bradley and Karen Desmond (2018); and the forthcoming “‘Jonete et Jolie’: Polyphony and Gendered Voices in the Old French Motet” in Gender and Voice in Medieval French Literature and Lyric, eds. Katherine Kong and Rachel Golden.

Previous to joining the Libraries, Grau Schmidt was an instructor in the School of Music at DePaul University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

She began at the Libraries on January 6.