Music and Religion. Oxford University Press, under contract.

Baltic Musics Beyond the Post-Soviet (co-edited with Katherine Pukinskis). University of Tartu Press, 2024.

Arvo Pärt: Sounding the Sacred (co-edited with Peter Bouteneff and Robert Saler). Fordham University Press, 2021.

Studying Congregational Music: Key Issues, Methods, and Theoretical Perspectives (co-edited with Andrew Mall and Monique Ingalls). Routledge, 2021.

Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual (co-edited with Philip V. Bohlman). Oxford University Press, 2016.

Singing the Right Way: Orthodox Christians and Secular Enchantment in Estonia. Oxford University Press, 2015.

Selected Articles and Chapters

“Introduction.” Baltic Musics Beyond the Post-Soviet. Jeffers Engelhardt and Katherine Pukinskis, eds. University of Tartu Press (2024): 10–23.

“An Ethnomusicology of Spiritual Realities.” Music and Spirituality: Theological Approaches, Empirical Methods, and Christian Worship. Sarah Moerman and George Corbett, eds. Open Book Publishers (2024): 193–208

“Retrospection, Precarity, and National Song After the Post-Cold War.” Encounters in Ethnomusicology: Essays in Honor of Philip V. Bohlman. Michael A. Figueroa, Jaime Jones, and Timothy Rommen, eds. LIT Verlag (2022): 119–141.

"Chorality's Sonic-Social Relationships." (co-authored with Kate Bancroft, Alex Rule, and Charlotte Wang) Resonance: The Journal of Sound and Culture 3/1 (2022): 76-97.

“Vibrating, and Silent: Listening to the Material Acoustics of Tintinnabulation.” Arvo Pärt: Sounding the Sacred, Peter Bouteneff, Jeffers Engelhardt, and Robert Saler, eds. Fordham University Press (2021): 129-53.

“Congregation and Chorality: Fluidity and Distinction in the Voicing of Religious Community.” Studying Congregational Music: Key Issues, Methods, and Theoretical Perspectives, Andrew Mall, Jeffers Engelhardt, and Monique Ingalls, eds. Routledge (2021): 140-55.

"Listening and the Sacramental Life: Degrees of Mediation in Orthodox Christianity." Praying with the Senses: Contemporary Eastern Orthodox Spirituality in Practice, Sonja Luehrmann, ed. Indiana University Press (2018): 58-79.

“Congregational Singing, Orthodox Christianity, and the Making of Ecumenicity.” The Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities. Suzel Reily and Jonathan Dueck, eds. Oxford University Press (2016): 649-74.

“Resounding Transcendence — An Introduction” (co-authored with Philip V. Bohlman). Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual. Jeffers Engelhardt and Philip V. Bohlman, eds. Oxford University Press (2016): 1-25.

“Arvo Pärt and the Idea of a Christian Europe: The Musical Effects and Affects of Post-Ideological Religion.” Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual. Jeffers Engelhardt and Philip V. Bohlman, eds. Oxford University Press (2016): 214-32.

“Perspectives on Arvo Pärt after 1980.” The Cambridge Companion to Arvo Pärt. Andrew Shenton, ed. Cambridge University Press (2012): 29-48.

“Music, Sound, and Religion.” The Cultural Study of Music: A Critical Introduction. Second edition. Martin Clayton, Trevor Herbert, and Richard Middleton, eds. Routledge (2012): 299-307.

“The Acoustics and Geopolitics of Orthodox Practices in the Estonian-Russian Border Region.” Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective. Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz, eds. University of California Press (2010): 101-27.

“Has Critical Musicology Aged Well?” Radical Musicology 5, 2010.

“Right Singing in Estonian Orthodox Christianity: A Study of Music, Theology, and Religious Ideology.” Ethnomusicology 53/1 (2009): 32-57.

“Right Singing and Conversion to Orthodox Christianity in Estonia.” Conversion After Socialism: Disruptions, Modernisms and Technologies of Faith in the Former Soviet Union. Mathijs Pelkmans, ed. Berghahn (2009): 85-106.

 “Late- and Post-Soviet Music Scholarship and the Tenacious Ecumenicity of Christian Musics in Estonia.” Journal of Baltic Studies 39/3 (2008): 239-62.

Research and Teaching

Jeffers Engelhardt is an ethnomusicologist and Professor of Music at Amherst College, where he is affiliated with programs in Film and Media Studies, European Studies, and the Five College Certificate in Ethnomusicology. His research deals with the relationship of music, religion, secularity, and media; music and voice in Estonian culture and society; and music in Europe and the Finno-Ugric world. His current book project is Music and Religion (Oxford University Press). His research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council and Fulbright-Hays and Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellowships. Jeffers Engelhardt holds a BM in Piano from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (1998) and an MA (2000) and PhD (2005) in Ethnomusicology from the University of Chicago. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Music and Religion.

At Amherst College, Jeffers Engelhardt teaches courses in ethnomusicology and the anthropology of music; community-based ethnography (Soundscapes of the Connecticut River Valley); music and religion; music, human rights, and cultural rights; musicianship; and sound studies. He is also affiliated with the Five College Ethnomusicology Certificate Program.