A native of New York City, Howard Meltzer received a B.Mus. in piano from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology and Music Theory from Columbia University.  He is Professor of Music and served as Chair of the department from 2011 to 2017.   He was the pianist and co-director of New York’s Riverside Chamber Players from 1972 to 1986 and hornist for Quintessential Winds in Dallas, Texas and Penn Central Winds in Lewisburg PA.  Dr. Meltzer is the author of Ways of Listening, a textbook, as well as articles in his specialization of philosophy of music.


“The Sound in the Museum,” Humanities and Technology Review, Volume 35, Fall, 2016

“Music, Politics, and the Imagination,” Seimopolite, Journal of Art and Politics, Volume 9, January, 2015 [www.seismopolite.com]

Ways of Listening: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Music, Kendall-Hunt Publishing Co., Revised Full Version, 2014

Spring 2014 “Constant Change, Constant Identity: Music’s Ontology,” in [Im]Permanence, Penn State University Press, Spring, 2008

“An Aesthetics of Silence and Repetition,” Humanities and Technology Review, Volume 20, Fall, 2001

“Viewing Art as Existentially Autonomous,” Analecta Husserliana, 73, The Play of Life on the Stage of the World in Fine Arts, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Fall, 2001

“Artificial Music: David Cope and EMI,” Humanities and Technology Review, Volume 19, Fall, 2000


Selected Performance Experience

March 25, 2016                      Recital with Brian Kauth, saxophone, Hudson Falls Music Hall, Hudson Falls, New York

June 7 & 14, 2015                  “A Children’s Garden of Music,” BMCC Faculty Ensemble, Jefferson Market Garden, New York, New York, French horn and director

April 13, 2014                        Gabriel Fauré, Requiem, Community Congregational Church, Short Hills, New Jersey, French horn

October 28, 2012                   “The Three Tenors in Concert,” accompanist for vocal concert, Michael Austin, Harrison W. Gordon, Cliff Hicklen, Siloam Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, New York

December 3, 2011                 Like Winter Waiting, John Foley, SJ, The Xavier Company, Church of St. Francis Xavier, New York, New York

January 16, 2011                   A Celebration of Ludmila Ulehla (1923-2009), Greenfield Hall, Manhattan School of Music, New York, New York

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