Dr. Ronit Seter studies twentieth-century music and specializes in Israeli art music. She served on the faculties of Peabody Conservatory, George Washington University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and American University, Washington, DC. A contributor to the Grove Music Online (12 entries), she has published in Musical Quarterly, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Jewish Women Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Judaica, Tempo, Notes, Min-Ad, Musica Judaica, Journal of the American Musicological Society and Journal of Musicological Research. Her 2019 article, “Israeli Art Music,” was published in Music - Oxford Bibliographies. She is currently working on two books, one on Israeli composers and the other on Mordecai Seter’s Midnight Vigil (Hebrew).
Dr. Seter earned her Ph.D. at Cornell University in 2004. She has presented her work in colloquia and international conferences in the US, Europe, and Israel, notably the American Musicological Society, International Musicological Society, International Conference on Music Since 1900, World Congress for Jewish Studies, and Israel Musicological Society. She also gave invited presentations at the Institute for Musicology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2017, and the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar, 2019. Her 2009 and 2012 Library of Congress presentations are available as webcasts. Seter received grants from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, Dan David Scholarship, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. Living in Fairfax, Virginia, she has served as a Council Member of the American Musicological Society and is a co-founder, with Klára Móricz, of the AMS Study Group: Jewish Studies and Music. Seter is a research affiliate at the Jewish Music Research Centre, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
For a complete list of her writings see her Academia page.