Janet Wasserman's picture

Real name: 

Primary Discipline

Primary Discipline: 

  • HumanitiesHistoryEuropean history

Further Specification: 

Nineteenth C. Music History
Secondary Discipline

Secondary Discipline: 

  • HumanitiesArts

Further Specification: 

Nineteenth C. Music-Portrait Iconography


JANET I. WASSERMAN is the founder and executive director of the Schubert Society of the USA (2003) and has been was a member Schubert Institute-United Kingdom (SIUK), 1999-2021. She is a published independent scholar in the fields of music history (with an emphasis on Franz Schubert), music iconography, art history, and biography. She is a graduate of City College of City University of New York (CUNY) with BA and MA degrees in Modern History; she reached candidacy for a Ph.D. in Modern German History (ABD) at the CUNY Graduate Center; and has a J.D. degree from CUNY Law School. She has over forty years of administrative and executive experience in the nonprofit sector, government and academia. She has been a member since 2001 of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars and was elected Vice President for 2005-2006, then served as interim President until she was elected President in 2008, serving one term. She was appointed Secretary in 2013 to fill the unexpired term of the former Secretary and was subsequently elected to the position in 2014. She served as the Co-Coordinator for the NCIS 2015 conference at Yale University. She is a proud Lifetime member of NCIS.  Her publications are available at www.academia.edu and at the NCIS website member pages where they are cited in full in her CV.

Recent publications: 

NOTE: See www.academia.edu for selected papers. Readers may contact me via www.ncis.org for copies of my papers. Also listed on my CV.

Other activities: 

Publicity: Film “Echo Park Blues,” to be released 2016.
Play Reader: The Road Theatre, North Hollywood, California, 2012, 2014 and 7th Summer Playwrights Festival, January-June, 2016.
                       Rattlestick  Theater, New York, New York, July 2016-2020.
                      When theaters closed because of COVID, I saw a significant drop in playscript submissions. That has begun to increase to pre-COVID levels                                  slowly by the end of 2023. Many non-profit / community theaters closed down operations and shuttered their theaters; many never returned to                                operation. 
Writer: Genres – novella and short story, 2008-.

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