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We are excited to welcome Susannah Cleveland (MM, Musicology, 2001 and MS, Library Science, 1997) to UNT! Susannah recently began her tenure as Head Music Libarian at the University of North Texas. She returns to Texas from Ohio with more than 25 years of experience.
Jay Smith (PhD, 2018, Music Theory) has accepted a full-time faculty position at Texas A&M University – Kingsville.
Frank Heidlberger (Music Theory) presented guest lectures on “Hector Berlioz and the Musicological Discourse of his Time” at the University of Auckland and Victoria University in Wellington (both in New Zealand) in August.
Ellen Bakulina will present at the SotonMAC Conference (conference of the British Society for Music Analysis) in Southampton, UK. The title of her paper is "Tonal pairing in two of Rachmaninoff's songs."
Margaret Notley's book, Taken by the Devil: The Censorship of Frank Wedekind and Alban Berg's “Lulu,” will be published by Oxford University Press in September as part of the AMS Studies in Music, the official series of the American Musicological Society. Click
Ryan Taycher (BM, Composition, UNT, 2010; MA, Music Theory, UNT, 2013; PhD Candidate, Indiana University) has been appointed Lecturer of Music Theory at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Cathy Ragland recently published her Spanish language article, "Hacer sonar la tradición a través de las fronteras: la popularidad transnacional de Ramón Ayala, ícono de la autenticidad fronteriza en la música norteña" (Sounding tradition across borders: the transnational popular
José Torres, doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology, was awarded the 2019 Diversity Dissertation Fellowship at Hiram College.
Samuel Miyashita (BM, Music Theory and Composition) has won the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award, which recognizes a rising senior who has shown extraordinary musical and academic accomplishments.
Amy Cooper (PhD, musicology) was awarded a Graduate Research Experiences Abroad Travel Grant (GREAT Grant) from UNT to support archival research in Great Britain for her PhD dissertation, "Borrowing Culture: British Music Circulating Libraries and Domestic Musical Practice, 1853–1910."
Benjamin Brand presented a paper entitled “Plures devotissimas orationes: Prayers Read and Sung in Renaissance Venice,” at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Toronto.
The Journal of Musicology has accepted an article by Clare Carrasco titled "The Unlike Pair: Impressionism, Expressionism, and Critical Reception of Schoenberg’s and Schreker’s Chamber Symphonies." This will be the second article by Dr.
Faculty and graduate students presented at the TSMT (Texas Society for Music Theory) Conference on Feb 22-23 at Texas State Unversity in San Marcos.
Benjamin Graf presented "Motivic Border-Crossing: Continuity Through Formal Divisions"
Prof. Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden's article "Music as Feminine Capital in Napoleonic France: Nancy Macdonald's Musical Upbringing," received the Music & Letters Centenary Prize for best original article in musicology. The article placed second of six winners in the international competition and will be published in the journal's centenary issue in 2019. Music & Letters is an internationally leading peer-reviewed journal of musicological research published by Oxford.
Prize announcement: https://academic.oup.com/ml/pages/centenary_anniversary_prize_competition