Books

Music and Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, under contract.

Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual (co-edited with Philip V. Bohlman). New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Singing the Right Way: Orthodox Christians and Secular Enchantment in Estonia. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Articles and Chapters

"Listening and the Sacramental Life: Degrees of Mediation in Orthodox Christianity." Praying with the Senses: Contemporary Eastern Orthodox Spirituality in Practice, Sonja Luehrmann, ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, forthcoming.

“Congregational Singing, Orthodox Christianity, and the Making of Ecumenicity.” The Oxford Handbook of Music and World     Christianities. Suzel Reily and Jonathan Dueck, eds. New York: Oxford University Press (2016): 649-74.

“Resounding Transcendence — An Introduction” (co-authored with Philip V. Bohlman). Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual. Jeffers Engelhardt and Philip V. Bohlman, eds. New York: Oxford University Press (2016): 1-25.

“Arvo Pärt and the Idea of a Christian Europe: The Musical Effects and Affects of Post-Ideological Religion.” Resounding     Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual. Jeffers Engelhardt and Philip V. Bohlman, eds. New York: Oxford     University Press (2016): 214-32.

“Perspectives on Arvo Pärt after 1980.” The Cambridge Companion to Arvo Pärt. Andrew Shenton, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2012): 29-48.

“Music, Sound, and Religion.” The Cultural Study of Music: A Critical Introduction. Second edition. Martin Clayton, Trevor Herbert, and Richard Middleton, eds. New York: Routledge (2012): 299-307.

“The Acoustics and Geopolitics of Orthodox Practices in the Estonian-Russian Border Region.” Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective. Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz, eds. Berkeley: University of California Press (2010): 101-27.

“Has Critical Musicology Aged Well?” Radical Musicology 5, 2010.

“Right Singing in Estonian Orthodox Christianity: A Study of Music, Theology, and Religious Ideology.” Ethnomusicology 53/1 (2009): 32-57.

“Right Singing and Conversion to Orthodox Christianity in Estonia.” Conversion After Socialism: Disruptions, Modernisms and Technologies of Faith in the Former Soviet Union. Mathijs Pelkmans, ed. Oxford: Berghahn (2009): 85-106.

 “Late- and Post-Soviet Music Scholarship and the Tenacious Ecumenicity of Christian Musics in Estonia.” Journal of Baltic Studies 39/3 (2008): 239-62.

“Asceticism and the Nation: Henryk Górecki, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Late Twentieth-Century Poland.” European Meetings in Ethnomusicology 9 (2002): 197-207.

Research and Teaching

Jeffers Engelhardt is an ethnomusicologist and Associate Professor of Music at Amherst College, where he is affiliated with programs in Film and Media Studies, European Studies, and the Five College Certificate in Ethnomusicology. His research deals with the relationship of music, religion, secularity, and media; the sonic world of Orthodox Christianity; music in Estonian culture and society; Arvo Pärt; music in Europe, postsocialist Eurasia, and the Finno-Ugric world. His first book Singing the Right Way: Orthodox Christians and Secular Enchantment in Estonia and a co-edited volume Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual are both published by Oxford University Press. His current book project is Music and Religion, also for Oxford University Press. His research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council and Fulbright-Hays and Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellowships. Jeffers Engelhardt holds a BM in Piano from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (1998) and an MA (2000) and PhD (2005) in Ethnomusicology from the University of Chicago. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Music and Religion.

At Amherst College, Jeffers Engelhardt teaches courses in ethnomusicology and the anthropology of music; community-based ethnography (Pioneer Valley Soundscapes); music and religion; global popular musics; music, human rights, and cultural rights; musicianship; and the analysis of world musics.