Timothy J. Roden

Emeritus Professor of Performing Arts


  • B.Mus., Houghton College
  • M.Mus., Ph.D., Northwestern University


Timothy Roden taught music history, world music, survey of music literature, music appreciation, and occasional honors courses on musicological topics. Grants from Northwestern University and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst made it possible to spend a year in Berlin, Germany, researching material for his dissertation on German orchestral lieder. Since that time, he has contributed an article on Schumann’s lieder to the NATS JOURNAL, published an edition of orchestral lieder (A-R Editions, 2007), and prepared ancillaries (study guides and CD-ROMs, Instructor’s Manuals, and test banks) to accompany the past four editions of the music appreciation text Listening to Music (Thomson-Schirmer) by Craig Wright. Roden has also co-authored the anthologies that accompany Music in Western Civilization (Thomson-Schirmer) by Craig Wright (Yale) and Bryan Simms (USC). He also served as the Director of Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships for Ohio Wesleyan.

Publications / Presentations

  • Orchestral Lieder (1815–1890). Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, 44. Madison, WI A-R Editions, Inc., 2007.
  • Roden, Timothy, Craig Wright, Bryan Simms. Anthology for ‘Music in Western Civilization.’ Thompson/Schirmer, 2006; Media Update ed., 2010.
  • Instructor’s Manual and Study Guide to Accompany ‘Listening to Music’, by Craig Wright. 2-6th editions. West, Wadsworth, Cengage. 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2011.
  • “Schumann and Chamisso: The Music and Poetry of Frauenliebe und –Leben,The NATS Journal XLIV, no. 4 (May/June 1988) 13–18, 33–34.

Book Reviews

  • Somerset-Ward, Richard. Angels & Monsters: Male and Female Sopranos in the Story of Opera. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. In The Historian Vol. 67, no. 4 (December 2005): 818–819.
  • Mouw, Richard J. and Mark A. Noll, eds. Wonderful Words of Life: Hymns in American Protestant History and Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004. In New Horizons (October, 2004).