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Dr Samantha Ege

Dr Samantha Ege

  • Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellow in Music


I am a musicologist-pianist who holds a PhD in Musicology from the University of York and a BA with honours in Music from the University of Bristol. I spent my second undergraduate year at McGill University as an exchange student. I taught music internationally for several years after graduating from Bristol. My most recent appointment was at the United World College of South East Asia, Singapore. I joined Lincoln College as the Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellow in Music in 2020.

College teaching

I am an Americanist who specialises in early twentieth century music, the aesthetic trends of African American composers, and the musical activity of women across the colour line at that time. At Lincoln, I teach the following: Foundations in the Study of Music, Musical Thought and Scholarship, Women and Music in the Nineteenth Century, and Women in Popular Music.


My research and repertoire look at music as a site for community building, intellectual practice, racial uplift, and gendered empowerment. My book projects focus on composer Florence B. Price and her involvement in a black female intelligentsia. My album projects bring these networks to life through performance. In 2019, I was awarded the Society for American Music’s Eileen Southern Fellowship and a Newberry Library Fellowship for my work on women composers in interwar Chicago.

Select publications

'Chicago, the City We Love to Call Home: Intersectionality, Narrativity, and Locale in the Music of Florence Beatrice Price and Theodora Sturkow Ryder', American Music 39, no. 1. (forthcoming).

'Composing a Symphonist: Florence Price and the Hand of Black Women’s Fellowship', Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture 24. 2020. 7-27.

'Florence Price and the Politics of her Existence', Kapralova Society Journal: A Journal of Women in Music 16. 2018. 1–10.