Colin Roust joined the University of Kansas musicology faculty in 2014, after prior experience at Roosevelt University and the Oberlin Conservatory. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, with specializations in twentieth-century music and film music, and his areas of research interest include the French composer Georges Auric, music history pedagogy, music and politics, and the intersection of music and the other arts in multimedia genres (song, film, opera, ballet, etc.).


  • PhD in Musicology, University of Michigan (2007)

  • Graduate Certificate in Film and Media Studies, University of Michigan (2007)

  • BMus in Performance and Music History, University of Missouri (2001)

Blog Posts


    • Biography of Georges Auric

    • Critical edition of Georges Auric’s unpublished songs

    • Translation of William Ritter, Etude d’art étranger

    • Daily life of American musicians in World War I

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    • “Bernstein and Mahler,” Bernstein Symposium, University of Kansas, January 20, 2018.

    • The Daily Life of a Bandsman in the American Expeditionary Forces,” Society for American Music National Conference, Kansas City, March 2, 2018.


    • American Musicological Society

    • Society for American Music

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