Peter Burkholder and Doug McKinney Musicology Fund 

J. Peter Burkholder is Distinguished Professor of Musicology at the Jacobs School of Music. He attended Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, then the University of Chicago where he received his Ph.D. in Musicology in 1983. He began teaching at Indiana University in 1988 after holding a teaching position at the University of Wisconsin.

His research interests include 20th century music, Charles Ives, musical borrowing, American music, musical meaning, analysis, and music history pedagogy. Along with his contribution to writing A History of Western Music, used as the resource for study of Western music across universities, he has authored Charles Ives: The Ideas Behind the Music and All Made of Tunes: Charles Ives and the Uses of Musical Borrowing.

Burkholder was named an honorary member of the American Musicological Society in 2010, and was the youngest person to receive the award. He has served as president, vice president, and director-at-large of the AMS, as a board member of the College Music Society, and as president of the Charles Ives Society.

Doug McKinney, Burkholder's husband of more than 20 years, also works at the Jacobs School of Music as the Head of Acquisitions in the Cook Music Library.

The Peter Burkholder and Doug McKinney Musicology Fund provides reliable resources, such as research-related travel, including conference travel, for masters and doctoral students enrolled in the Department of Musicology at the Jacobs School of Music.