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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.
Dr. Mondelli's article, "Singing Print, Reading Song: Navigating Voice and Writing in Herder's Volkslieder," appeared in The German Quarterly 91.4 (2018).
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,”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Frank Heidlberger (clarinet and saxophone) performed with pianist Christoph Wünsch (Conservatory Würzburg, Germany) jazz and own compositions at a Music Festival in Karjalohja (Finland).
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
Ethnomusicology PhD student Yuxin Mei has been awarded the Presser Graduate Music Award at UNT for 2018.
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.
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.
Benjamin Graf gave a guest lecture entitled "Schenkerian Theory: A Comparison of Analytical Approaches and Perspectives" at Dallas Baptist University on February 8.
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.
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.
Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden has two recent publications.
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.