Dr. Leslie Sprout is a musicologist and professor of music at Drew University in Madison, NJ, and is the program director for Arts & Letters in the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Her scholarship focuses on music, modernism, and national identity in twentieth-century France. Additional research interests include the film music of Arthur Honegger and the engagement of European composers with American popular music and jazz between the two world wars.

Dr. Sprout’s work has been supported by a Fulbright fellowship to France, an Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship from the American Musicological Society, the Chancellor’s Dissertation Fellowship at UC Berkeley, and travel grants from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris.

At Drew Dr. Sprout teaches an introductory course that is open to all undergraduate students. For music majors and minors (and other interested students), she teaches music history courses from the Middle Ages to the present, including an interdisciplinary music and film course. She has also team-taught in Drew's Humanities program. For graduate students, she teaches the introductory course for all entering Arts & Letters M.Litt./D.Litt. students and topics courses for M.A./Ph.D. students in History & Culture.