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Back row: Ellen Bakulina, Paul Dworak, April Prince, Vivek Virani, Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden, Samantha Inman Middle row: Cathy Ragland, Steven Friedson, Margaret Notley, Diego Cubero, Peter Mondelli, Stephen Slottow, Bernardo Illari, Timothy Jackson, Frank Heidlberger Front Row: Thomas Sovík, Justin Lavacek, David Bard-Schwarz, Benjamin Brand Not Pictured: Hendrik Schulze (on faculty leave)

Welcome to the Division of Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology

The Division of Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology is a vibrant contributor to the College of Music. MHTE maintains a full range of academic programs from the bachelor's to the doctorate. In fact, the Ph.D. program, celebrating more than a half-century of activity, was the first in the university. Today more than 70 students are enrolled in its graduate programs.

The division offers the B.A. in Music with an emphasis in Music History; the B.M. in Music Theory, the Master of Arts in Music with concentrations in musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and musicology with an emphasis in early music performance; the Ph.D. in Music with concentrations in music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology.

As a hub of academic activity, the division fosters a wide range of projects and initiatives. Students are encouraged to take advantage of our faculty's vast expertise in historical musicology, theory, and ethnomusicology. Division faculty members have been recognized with significant awards for outstanding teaching, research, service and the promotion of diversity in teaching and across campus. Read More

For additional information about our programs, please contact:

Division Chair:
Frank M. Heidlberger (Frank.Heidlberger@unt.edu)

Area Coordinators:
Justin Lavacek, Interim Coordinator, Music Theory (Justin.Lavacek@unt.edu)
Steven Friedson, Ethnomusicology (Steven.Friedson@unt.edu)
Margaret Notley, Music History (Margaret.Notley@unt.edu)

 

Upcoming Events and Recent News


Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 4:00pm
Music 320

Topic: Schoenberg's Op. 33a and the role of post-tonal music in the music and music theory curriculum

"How I got into post-tonal analysis (and why others might be interested in it)" - Prof. Jack Boss

"Edward Laufer's Voice Leading Analysis of Schoenberg's Op. 33a and Why It Matters." - Prof. Timothy Jackson

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 4:00pm
Music 321

Musical Idea in Schoenberg’s Piano Piece Op. 33a

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
321
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

On behalf of his retirement last year, Music Theory Professor Dr. Gene Cho received a special recognition from the Provost of the University on February 21, 2017.

In the picture: Josephine Cho, Frank Heidlberger (chair), Gene Cho.

Photo: Jaymee Haefner

Professor Gideon Alorwoyie has been invited to play in New York City for composer Steve Reich’s 80th birthday celebration. Reich travelled to Ghana to study with Gideon in 1970, and his piece Drumming was inspired by this experience.
Prof. Alorwoyie was a child prodigy who became the first master drummer for the Ghana National Dance Company and he is the first African musician to receive tenure at an American university and the first one to become a full professor.
The event will take place December 10, 2016, 7pm, at National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St, Brooklyn. For further details, you may visit this link: http://www.worldmusicinstitute.org/event/20a276a00d774346e1154cd712777c34