K. Dawn Grapes

Contact Information

Phone: (970) 491-4134

Email: Dawn.Grapes@colostate.edu

Office: UCA 301A

Role: Faculty

Position: Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies; Assistant Professor of Music History


K. Dawn Grapes is an Assistant Professor of Music History and currently serves as the coordinator of undergraduate studies for the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. She holds a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and degrees in flute performance from Western Michigan University and Colorado State University. Specialty areas include the music of Early Modern England, music history pedagogy, and flute history. She is author of the “John Dowland” and "Recorder" entries for Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press) and serves as Reviews Editor for NABMSA Reviews. National conference paper presentations include the College Music Society (Indianapolis 2015, Cambridge 2013), the North American British Music Studies Association biennial conference (Syracuse 2016, Las Vegas 2014), Renaissance Society of America (Boston 2016), the National Flute Association, CEMERS Binghamton, and the Midwest Conference on British Studies. In 2014, she presented at the International Interdisciplinary Symposium on Translation and Music at Cardiff University in Wales and in 2016 at the "Made in London" conference sponsored by the Institute of Music Research and London Metropolitan University. Past awards include a 2010 Ogilivy Travel Fellowship from the Boulder Center for British and Irish Studies for research studies in Oxford and London. Before joining the faculty at Colorado State, Dr. Grapes taught at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Front Range Community College, and Southern Utah University.

Dr. Grapes is a board member of the North American British Music Studies Association. She served as President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Musicological Society (2014–5) and Immediate Past President (2015–6). She is a former board member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the College Music Society and former representative to its National Student Advisory Council. She is also a member of the Renaissance Society of America, the British Flute Society, the American Recorder Society, and the National Flute Association. She is the program notes writer for the Colorado Bach Ensemble and hosts a "Composer Talks" series for the Fort Collins Symphony. She is also an active performer on the flute and piccolo along the Colorado Front Range.