Candace Bailey

outdoor portrait (cropped) of Candace Bailey with greenery in the background

Dr. Candace Bailey is Professor of Music at NCCU. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology. Her research focuses on women and music in the US South during the 19th century and keyboard music in England during the 17th century.

Her most recent publications are Charleston Belles Abroad: The Music Collections of Harriet Lowndes, Henrietta Aiken, and Louisa Rebecca McCord (University of South Carolina Press, 2018); as co-editor, Beyond Boundaries: Music Circulation in Early Modern Britain (Indiana University Press, 2017); and Music and the Southern Belle: From Accomplished Lady to Confederate Composer (University of Southern Illinois Press, 2010). Her current book project is Women, Music, and the Performance of Gentility in the Mid-19th Century South. She is past president of North American British Music Studies Association and current chair of the Society of American Music Committee on Diversity.

As part of her FHI-NCCU DH fellowship project in 2016-17, she introduced digital timelines and story maps into her Music History course (mainly sophomores) and World Music seminar (for juniors and seniors) as a means of engaging more deeply with artists, composers, and genres, particularly in African diasporic music.

She was a Humanities Unbounded Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke in 2020-21.