April L. Prince received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and her Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Texas at Austin under the late K.M Knittel.
Grounded in cultural and gender studies, Prince’s research focuses on nineteenth-century German concert culture and early twentieth-century country music and blues women. She has presented portions of this work at national and regional conferences of the AMS, the North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, and Delta State University’s International Conference on the Blues. Her article, “(Re)Considering the Priestess: Clara Schumann, Historiography, and the Visual,” was published Fall, 2017 in Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture. She is currently working on a subsequent project, “Complicating the Priestess: Clara Schumann, Virtuosity, and the Visual” for presentation at the upcoming bicentennial celebrations of Schumann, Clara Schumann (1819–1896) – Facets and Functions, in Zwickau, Dresden, and Leipzig.
Before coming to UNT, Prince designed and taught courses across the general education curriculum at Loyola University New Orleans. Her classes included topics on gender and sexuality, American popular music, and music outside the traditional canon. Interested in innovative pedagogical methods, Prince chaired a panel, "But I Can't Sing!": Teaching Music History through Creative Assignments, at the CMS-Southern Regional Conference, which focused on the use of interdisciplinary, creative assignments in non-major teaching.