- PhD, Musicology, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
First Year at Xavier University:
Jewel A. Smith has a Ph.D. in musicology with a minor in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati, CCM. She is an adjunct professor of piano and musicology at Xavier University. She is also a professional pianist. Jewel has presented papers and lecture recitals at meetings of the American Musicology Society, Society for American Music, Bethlehem Conferences on Moravian Music, and International Alliance for Women. Her book Music, Women, and Pianos in Antebellum Bethlehem Pennsylvania: The Moravian Young Ladies’ Seminary was published by Lehigh University Press in 2008. She received an NEH Fellowship in 2007 and an AAUW Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 2008 to support her projected monograph Breaking New Ground: Women’s Liberal Arts Education in the Northeastern United States through the Civil War.