Christopher A. Reynolds Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Four faculty members from the University of California, Davis have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences including Christopher A. Reynolds, professor of music. They are among 213 scientists, artists, writers and leaders in business, politics and philanthropy to be selected this year.
Christopher A. Reynolds has been at UC Davis for 31 years. His research areas include music of 19th-century Germany and the Renaissance. He has collected about 6,200 pieces of sheet music by women composers, mostly donated to the UC Davis Shields Library. Reynolds has also taught classes on rock music, and has won both the UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement and the Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award. He was president of the American Musicological Society for the years 2013 and 2014. His recent books include Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven’s Ninth and Motives for Allusion: Context and Content in Nineteenth-Century Music.
The California Aggie featured Reynolds in an article about his honor.
Since its founding in 1780, the American Academy has served the nation as a champion of scholarship, civil dialogue, and useful knowledge. As one of the nation’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, the Academy convenes leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to address critical challenges facing our global society.