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Michael Saffle

Michael Saffle, Professor

Michael Saffle, Professor
Michael Saffle, Professor

Department of Religion and Culture
204 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-6080 |

Michael Saffle is a professor in the Department of Religion and Culture. 

  • Franz Liszt: life and music
  • Richard Wagner: life and music
  • Music and Media Studies
  • Music publishing and sustainability
  • Music and politics
  • PhD, Music and Humanities, Stanford University
  • Music and Media IMS Study Group
  • Society for American Music
  • William E. Wine Award for Excellence in Teaching , 2007
  • Alumni Award for Excellence in International Research, 2012
  • Finalist, SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award, 2014 and 2015


Franz Liszt: A Research and Information Guide. 3rd revised ed. New York: Routledge, 2009.

Richard Wagner: A Research and Information Guide. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2010.

[with James Deaville]: Analecta Lisztiana IV: Liszt’s Legacies. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon, 2014

Journal Articles

“User-generated Campaign Music and the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election.” Music & Politics 9, no. 2 (Summer 2015). 

“Translating and Rebuilding Mediterranean Musical Place: ‘The Sopranos’ and Italian-American Musical Culture.” Journal of Mediterranean Studies 21/2 (2012): 367-378.

“Sustainability and Emerging Issues in Scholarly (Self-)Publishing.” The Environmentalist 32/3 (August 2012): 326-331.

[with Hon-Lun Yang]: “Aesthetic and Social Aspects of Emerging Utopian Musical Communities.” International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music 41/2 (December 2010): 319-341.

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