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Rachel Neece


Rachel Neece serves as Associate Lecturer of Music History at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she teaches courses on music history and film music. She holds a Master’s degree in musicology from the Eastman School of Music. She has presented at the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference and at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference. Her research focuses on early music—particularly that of the Middle Ages—and she has attended the Historical Notation Bootcamp at Yale University. Her thesis, “Singing the Office of Saint Sebastian: Prayers to a Soldier and a Healer,” focused on chants from the early fourteenth century.

Neece also serves as Associate Lecturer of Guitar at UW-Stevens Point and as the Suzuki instructor of guitar at the Aber Suzuki Center. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Eastman School in classical guitar performance. Neece studied guitar in Switzerland for a year and was a studio teacher in upstate New York before coming to Stevens Point.

Research Interests

  • Music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
  • History of the Guitar

Professional Memberships

  • American Musicological Society
  • Plainsong and Medieval Music Society
  • Suzuki Association of the Americas
  • Guitar Foundation of America

I  love introducing students to new ways of understanding and experiencing the world – whether that’s through learning a piece of music or delving into history.

Rachel Neece
Rachel Neece
Associate Lecturer - Music History
Associate Lecturer - Guitar

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MA - Musicology
Eastman School of Music

MM - Performance and Literature (Guitar)
Eastman School of Music

BM - Applied Music (Guitar Performance)
Eastman School of Music