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Eileen Mah

Instructor of Horn, Musicology

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Moss Performing Arts Center 107



DA, University of Northern Colorado

MM, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

BA, Brown University


Eileen Mah is an instructor of music. She holds a Doctor of Arts degree in music history and literature from the University of Northern Colorado, where she received a citation for outstanding dissertation (Chorale Topic from Haydn to Brahms: Chorale in Secular Contexts of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries). Dr. Mah’s research and teaching interests overlap--she enjoys exploring the various ways we can discover meaning in music on every level of musical experience. Dr. Mah has published her research in the Yale Journal of Music and Religion and the Music Research Forum (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music), and presented papers at the Rocky Mountain regional conference of the American Musicological Society and the Western Horn Workshop.

Dr. Mah is also a seasoned chamber and orchestral musician. She is currently hornist of CMU's faculty woodwind quintet, Mesa Winds, and previously held positions with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guanajuato (Guanajuato, Mexico) and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Nuevo León (Monterrey, Mexico) in addition to performing extensively with orchestras and chamber ensembles in California, Arizona and Colorado. She studied natural horn at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona, and earned a Master of Music degree in horn performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and classics (Latin and Greek) from Brown University.  Prior to her position at CMU, Dr. Mah was an instructor of music at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and co-principal horn of the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra.