D.J. Hoek

Lecturer, Musicology


D.J. Hoek

MM, MM, Bowling Green State UniversityMLS, Indiana University

D.J. Hoek is Associate University Librarian for Collections Strategies in the Northwestern University Libraries. Prior to his current position, he served as head of the Music Library and continues teaching courses on music research in the Bienen School of Music. He holds advanced degrees in music theory, composition, and librarianship from Bowling Green State University and Indiana University.

He is the author of Steve Reich: A Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood, 2002) and Analyses of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music, 1940-2000 (Scarecrow, 2007), as well as many articles and reviews on topics in twentieth-century music, jazz, the record industry, and copyright and licensing. His recent research focuses on historical intersections of experimental music with jazz and rock, especially those seen in the output of Dial Records in the 1940s and '50s and in the influence of John Cage on the Beatles. He has presented papers at regional and national meetings of the Music Library Association, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, the Popular Culture Association, and the American Musicological Society, and his writings have appeared in publications such as Notes, ARSC Journal, American Libraries, and College & Research Libraries. He also has been a Fellow in Northwestern’s Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.