Music History faculty member Jonathan Yaeger’s research focuses on the music, politics, and culture of postwar Germany, especially the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). Yaeger is working on a book about the conductor Kurt Masur and his tenure leading the famous Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Yaeger’s publications on the topic include articles in the edited volumes Classical Music in the GDR and Music and Diplomacy. Yaeger has presented papers at the American Musicological Society, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Leipzig Stasi Archive (BtSU), among others. His other areas of interest include music of the Middle Ages, the medieval revival of the 19th century, and American popular music. He serves as music director and organist at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in New Canaan, Conn. He received his PhD in musicology from Indiana University and his master’s in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati (CCM). He received his BA in history from Yale. Yaeger has been a faculty member since 2014.