Alicia Doyle

Alicia Doyle

Director of Music History + Graduate Advisor

Office: UMC-C304
Phone: 562-985-8152
e-mail: alicia.doyle@csulb.edu

Alicia Doyle is the Director of Music History, professor of musicology, and graduate adviser in the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. She is also on the national board of directors for the College Music Society, representing musicology, and is the president of the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the College Music Society. She is a popular pre-concert lecturer, having spoken to audiences of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, The Los Angeles Bach Festival, and the El Paso Symphony.

Specializing in medieval liturgical music, 20th-century Latin American popular and art music, and music appreciation, Dr. Doyle teaches courses in music history, world music, and music appreciation at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Doyle received her bachelor’s degree in Music Performance (Horn) from the University of Southern California where she studied with James Decker. She received her master’s degree in Musicology from the University of California at Santa Barbara under the advising of Dr. William Prizer. Her thesis focused on Florentine carnival music from 1500-1510. Dr. Doyle’s Ph.D. was earned at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her dissertation, a study of a tenth-century Aquitanian troper, was completed under the direction of Dr. Alejandro Planchart.

Dr. Doyle is an active scholar and her work in medieval music, world music and music appreciation (and lampshades!) has been published widely. Ranging from the Middle Ages to the present in content, her publications include:

  • Doyle, Alicia M. "Online Quizzes," interactive eMedia ancillary material to Kristine Forney, Andrew Dell’Antonio, and Joseph Machlis, The Enjoyment of Music Essential Listening Edition. 3rd ed. New York: W.W. Norton Inc., 2016.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. and Kristine K. Forney, "Maria Unbound: Reconstructing and Contextualizing the Antwerp Manuscript Fragments M6," in "Qui musicam in se habet": Essays in Honor of Alejandro Planchart. Middleton, WI: American Institute of Musicology, 2015.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America." DVD. (review) in Notes—Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association Volume 71, No. 3, March 2015, pp. 555-556.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times." DVD. (review) in Notes—Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association Volume 71, No. 3, March 2015, pp. 559-560.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "Online Quizzes," interactive eMedia ancillary material to Kristine Forney and Joseph Machlis, The Enjoyment of Music. 12th ed. New York: W.W. Norton Inc., 2014.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "Interactive Listening Guides," interactive eMedia ancillary material to Kristine Forney and Joseph Machlis, The Enjoyment of Music. 12th ed. New York: W.W. Norton Inc., 2014.
  • Doyle, Alicia The Metaphysics of Music." DVD. (review). in Notes—Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association. Volume 68, No. 1, September 2011, pp. 172-173.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. Concept Design "Materials of Music Interactive." Instructional Resource for Kristine Forney and Joseph Machlis, The Enjoyment of Music. 11th ed. New York: W.W. Norton Inc., 2011.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "Instructor’s Resource Manual." Ancillary material to Kristine Forney and Joseph Machlis, The Enjoyment of Music. 11th ed. New York: W.W. Norton Inc., 2011.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "J.S. Bach’s Mass in b minor." Program notes for the Los Angeles Bach Festival, 2008, 2011.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "John Adams. Doctor Atomic." DVD (Blu-ray) (review). in Notes—Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association Volume 66, No. 3, March 2010, pp. 628-629.
  • Doyle, Alicia "Plácido Domingo: My Greatest Roles." DVD. (review). in Notes—Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association Volume 67, No. 1, March 2010 p. 177.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "Amor, Vida de Mi Vida." DVD. (review). in Notes—Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association Volume 66, No. 3, March 2010, p. 646.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "Let There Be Light: Liturgical Manuscripts at Hearst Castle." In Sleuthing the Music: Essays in Honor of William F. Prizer. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press (2010).
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "The Full Monteverdi." in Notes—Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association Volume 65, No. 3, March 2009, pp. 552-553 (Review).
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "The Sanctus Trope Deus pater ingenitus in Paris Bibliothèque Nationale fonds Latin, 1118: Further evidence of a Southern Origin" Studi Musicali Anno XXXVIII, 2009, N.1 (Rome), 2009.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "Materials of Music Interactive Exercises," eMedia concept design for ancillary material to Kristine Forney and Joseph Machlis, The Enjoyment of Music. 10th ed. New York: W.W. Norton Inc., 2007.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. Instructors Resource Manual and PowerPoint Slides. Ancillary material to Kristine Forney and Joseph Machlis, The Enjoyment of Music. 10th ed. New York: W.W. Norton Inc., 2007.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "Thy Kiss of a Divine Nature: The Contemporary Pérotin." (review) in Notes—Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association Volume 63, No. 1 (September 2006): 164-166.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "Singing Praise for the Apostle Martial in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries: Whose Music?" article accepted for publication in the Sewanee Medieval Studies Series. August 2005.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "Instructor’s Resource Manual" and "PowerPoint slides." Ancillary material to Kristine Forney and Joseph Machlis, The Enjoyment of Music. 9th ed. New York: W.W. Norton Inc., 2003.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "The Repertory of Tropes in Paris Bibliothèque Nationale fonds Latin 1118: A Comparative Study of Tenth-Century Aquitanian Concordances and Transmission." PhD Dissertation. University of California, Santa Barbara. December, 2000.
  • Doyle, Alicia M. "The Children’s Operas of Carl Zytowski," Opera for Youth Journal 22 (Spring 1999), 5-7.

Dr. Doyle has presented her work locally, nationally and internationally. Her list of recent scholarly presentations include:

  • 56th National Meeting of the College Music Society, November 2015 (Indianapolis, IN): Committee on Academic Citizenship. Panel Presentation, "Performer/Audience Engagement."
  • 55th National Meeting of the College Music Society, November, 2014 (St. Louis, MO): Committee on Academic Citizenship. Panel Presentation, "Are P & T Criteria Helping or Hindering the Development of Collegial, Collaborative Academic Citizenship?"
  • 54th National Meeting of the College Music Society, November, 2013 (Boston, MA): Committee on Academic Citizenship. Panel Presentation, "Building Inclusivity in the Exclusive Academy."
  • Medieval Association of the Pacific, March 21-23, 2013 (San Diego, CA): Singing the Unsung Song of Repurposed Music Manuscripts.
  • 11th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities, January 2011 (Honolulu, HI): Gothic Music at Hearst Castle: William Randolph Hearst’s Liturgical Lampshades.
  • 53rd National Meeting of the College Music Society September of 2010 (Minneapolis, MN): Seeing What You Hear: Using Thinking Maps to Integrate Content Learning in Music Appreciation Courses.
  • 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities, January 2009 (Honolulu, HI): On-Demand Instruction: Incorporating Enhanced Podcasts and YouTube Videos in Music Courses.
  • 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities, January 2007 (Honolulu, HI): "Mexico Canta: Evidence of Mestizo Culture in 20th-Century Mexican Art Music."
  • Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, July 17–20, 2006 at the University of Cambridge (UK): "Issues of Transmission of Tenth-Century Southern French Liturgical Music: Examining the Role of Northern Spain"
  • College Music Society International Conference, June 13-17, 2005 at the Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Spain: "El Mariachi Canta: Elements of Mexican Sones in the Music of Silvestre Revueltas and El Grupo de los Cuatro"
  • 32nd Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium. April 8, 2005 at the University of the South: "Singing Praise for the Apostle Martial in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries: Whose Music?"
  • International Congress on Medieval Studies. May 9, 2003 at the University of Western Michigan (Kalamazoo, Michigan): "The Tropes for the Feast of St. Martial and St. Martin in Tenth- and Eleventh-Century Aquitania"
  • Conference held in honor of Alejandro Enrique Planchart. April, 2002 at the University of California at Santa Barbara: "The Sanctus Trope Deus pater ingenitus in Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale fonds Latin 1118: Further Evidence of Southern Origin"
  • American Musicological Society Pacific Southwest Chapter. February 28, 2004 at Scripps College (Claremont, CA): "Borrowing from Martin to Praise Martial: The Usurping of a Repertory" (Refereed)
  • American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter. April 2002 at the University of Houston (Houston, Texas): "The Sanctus Tropes" in Paris, Bibliothéque Nationale fonds Latin 1118: A Comparative Study of Tenth Century Aquitanian Concordances