Lucy Caplan

Currently Assistant Professor of Music at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Lucy Caplan graduated with a PhD in American Studies and African American Studies at Yale University in 2020, where she completed a dissertation about African American performers, critics, and composers of opera during the early twentieth century. At Yale, Lucy also earned a master’s concentration in Public Humanities and co-organized the Public Humanities Working Group from 2015-2017. In that capacity, she organized various on- and off-campus events, including a multi-day trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture and other Smithsonian museums. Lucy has held fellowships and internships at the Beinecke Library, West End Museum, Cambridge Historical Society, Boston Lyric Opera and Mellon School for Theater and Performance Research. The recipient of the Rubin Prize for Music Criticism, she writes about music, culture, and politics for an array of public-facing outlets. Her essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in publications including The New Yorker, Harvard Magazine, and San Francisco Classical Voice, and she has written program notes for Lincoln Center, Seattle Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and Princeton University Concerts.

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