Theodore Albrecht (PhD, Musicology, 1975)

Alumni News

Dr. Theodore Albrecht, UNT Distinguished Alumnus, has published the first volume of a path-breaking translation and edition of the deaf composer Ludwig van Beethoven's so-called Conversation Books. 


posted Dec 13 2018 - 11:57am

Margaret Notley


Dr. Margaret Notley (Music History) received news that the AMS Series (Oxford University Press) has accepted her book manuscript. The title is Taken by the Devil: Censorship, Frank Wedekind, and Alban Berg's Opera “Lulu,” and it will be published next fall.


posted Dec 10 2018 - 11:35am

Aaron West (PhD, Musicology, 2008)

Alumni News

Dr. Aaron West was featured on Vox's video series, Earworm, "How smooth jazz took over the '90s."


posted Dec 4 2018 - 11:11am

Peter Mondelli


Dr. Mondelli's article, "Singing Print, Reading Song: Navigating Voice and Writing in Herder's Volkslieder," appeared in The German Quarterly 91.4 (2018).

posted Nov 17 2018 - 3:59pm

Hendrik Schulze

Paper Presentation

Hendrik Schulze (Music History) took part at the international conference on J. S. Bach “BACH BEARBEITET: VOR BACH – BACH UND SEINE ZEIT – NACH BACH” at the Bachfest in Tübingen, Germany, October 1-3.


posted Nov 5 2018 - 2:56pm

Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden

Prof. Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden (Music History) had two publications appear in October: a book chapter, “Digital Approaches to Historical Acoustemologies: Replication and Reenactment,” and an article, “Music, Copyright, and Intellectual Property during the French Revolution: A Newly Discovered Letter from André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry,”


posted Nov 5 2018 - 2:59pm

Jose Torres

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award

Jose Torres, ABD Ethnomusicology, received the prestigious 2018 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award for his project “El Mariachi Autentico: A Study of Musical Machismo.”

posted Oct 26 2018 - 8:17am

Steven Friedson

Keynote Address

Dr. Steven Friedson will be presenting a keynote address, “The Unbearable Weight of Music: The Intermezzo,” at the University of London for the symposium Liminality and the Cosmologies of Change.

posted Oct 26 2018 - 8:19am

Salvador Hernandez, PhD Student

Paper Presentation

Salvador Hernandez, doctoral student in ethnomusicology, presented a paper, "Music as Worldview: Western Art Music, Conflict, and Terror Management Theory," at the College Music Society 2018 National Conference held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

posted Oct 18 2018 - 8:26am

Fall Meeting of the American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter

Paper Presentations

MHTE students and alumni presented papers at the fall meeting of the American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter in Canyon, Texas on Sept. 15. Bryan Stevens presented his paper "Theorizing Sonata Form from the Margins: The Early Keyboard Sonata in Spain," Dr.


posted Oct 3 2018 - 9:25am

Vivek Virani


Dr. Virani's chapter "Casteism and Cultural Capital: Social and Spiritual Reform through Kabir-Singing in North India" was published in the interdisciplinary volume Songs of Social Protest: International Perspectives, published in September by Rowman and Littlefield.

posted Oct 3 2018 - 12:58pm

Clare Carrasco (PhD, 2016)


Clare Carrasco published her article, "Zemlinsky's 'Expressionist' Moment: Critical Reception of the Second String Quartet, 1918–1924" in the Journal of the American Musicological Society 71/2 (2018). Click here to access the article

posted Sep 18 2018 - 10:28am

Colin Davis (PhD, 2015)


Colin Davis recently published his article "'The New Harmony' of Ferruccio Busoni's Fantasia Contrappuntistica" in the Journal of Musicological Research 37/3 (2018). Click here to access the article

posted Sep 17 2018 - 10:21am

Frank Heidlberger

Paper Presentation

Frank Heidlberger presented a paper, Instrumental Music at the Accademia in Verona around 1590 – Modes of “Conversazione,” at the 18th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, University of Pavia, Institute of Musicology, Cremona Campus (Ital

posted Aug 23 2018 - 9:03am

Frank Heidlberger


Frank Heidlberger (clarinet and saxophone) performed with pianist Christoph Wünsch (Conservatory Würzburg, Germany) jazz and own compositions at a Music Festival in Karjalohja (Finland).

posted Aug 23 2018 - 9:05am

Cheryl Bates

Cheryl Bates (PhD, Music Theory, dissertation advisor: Frank Heidlberger) was hired on a tenure track position for elementary music education at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

posted Aug 23 2018 - 9:07am

Yuxin Mei

Presser Award

Ethnomusicology PhD student Yuxin Mei has been awarded the Presser Graduate Music Award at UNT for 2018.

posted Apr 25 2018 - 9:38am

Smithsonian Internship

Hannah Grantham, who graduated as a music history major in 2016, has been working on a master's degree with specialization in the history of musical instruments at the University of South Dakota, which has an acclaimed museum devoted to musical instruments.

posted Apr 11 2018 - 3:57pm

Yuxin Mei

FSU Performance

Ethnomusicology PhD student Yuxin Mei was recently invited to perform a concert at Florida State University. She performed a duet with PhD candidate Haiqiong Deng.

posted Apr 4 2018 - 11:01am

Benjamin Graf

Paper Presentations

Benjamin Graf gave a guest lecture entitled "Schenkerian Theory: A Comparison of Analytical Approaches and Perspectives" at Dallas Baptist University on February 8.

posted Mar 6 2018 - 10:48am

Gillian Robertson

Paper Presentations

Gillian Robertson gave a paper entitled, “Rachmaninoff’s Nostalgic ‘Second’ Movement of Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43,” at the Texas Society for Music Theory’s 40th Annual Conference, held at Dallas Baptist University in February.

posted Mar 6 2018 - 10:55am

Yuxin Mei

Presser Award

Yuxin Mei, PhD graduate student in ethnomusicology, has been awarded the prestigious Presser Award from the UNT College of Music. The $10,000 grant will allow her to travel to China to enhance her knowledge as director of the UNT Chinese Music Ensemble, as a scholar and teacher.

posted Feb 26 2018 - 2:32pm

Faculty publications: Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden

Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden has two recent publications.

posted Feb 5 2018 - 2:35pm

José R. Torres Awarded Fulbright Fellowship

Click here to read the story in the NT Daily.

posted Jan 26 2018 - 12:17pm

China Venture Fund Grant

Dr. Steven Friedson, University Distinguished Research Professor, and Yuxin Mei, Director of the UNT Chinese Ensemble, received a China Venture Fund Grant to travel to China in Summer 2018 to recruit graduate students in ethnomusicology, investigate potential sites for research, and to scope out venues for a tour of the UNT Chinese Ensemble to China. They will be visiting the China Conservatory of Music, Beijing; Xi’an Conservatory of Music; and the Xing Hai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou.

posted Jan 24 2018 - 4:08pm