Historical Musicology News

Alumna Rebecca Y. Kim Edits Groundbreaking Work of Earle Brown

Rebecca Kim edits the first comprehensive survey of the groundbreaking work of Earle Brown, augmented with several newly published items from his personal archive. Earle Brown (1926–2002) was a crucial part of a group of experimental composers known as the New York School, and his music intersects in fascinating ways with that of his colleagues John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Christian Wolff.

Ciucci and Doe Win Provost Grants

Alessandra Ciucci and Julia Doe, Assistant Professors of Music, have each won grants from the Provost’s Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University.

These competitive awards, of up to $25,000, support new or ongoing research and scholarship, seed funding for innovative research for which external funding would be difficult to obtain, and curricular development projects.

Prof. Ciucci’s project is entitled “Resonances of the Rural Across the Mediterranean: Music, Sound and Moroccan Men in Italy.” Prof. Doe’s is “The Comedians of the King: Opéra-Comique and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution.”

Paula Harper and Michael Weinstein-Reiman Present at Feminist Theory and Music 14

PhD candidates Paula Harper (HM) and Michael Weinstein-Reiman (Theory) presented papers on Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj at the international biennial Feminist Theory and Music conference at San Francisco State University, July 27-30. Congratulations, Paula and Michael!

Featured New and Elective Courses FALL 2017

This semester, the Department of Music is offering courses on Beethoven, Divas, Monsters, Material Girls: Women in Music Video; and Transpacific Musicology: Monsters, Princesses, Bombs at Sea. Graduate seminars include Music and Early Modernism, 1880-1920; Ruth Crawford Seeger; and Analysis of Musical Form.

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