Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology

April L. Prince

April L. Prince received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and her Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Texas at Austin under the late K.M Knittel.

Vivek Virani

Vivek Virani’s research explores connections between music and spirituality in diverse religious and cultural traditions, with a particular focus on religious music's role in the constructions of community, nation, and self. His recent dissertation explores how songs of South Asian devotional poet-saints are used to negotiate issues of culture, religion, and society at the regional and national levels. He is currently drafting a book based on this work while pursuing further projects related to bhakti, Sufi, nirgun, and other forms of mystical poetry performance in South Asia.

Poovalur Sriji

Poovalur Sriji, a prolific composer, performer, educator, ‘A’ Top grade artist recognized by All India Radio (the Indian government through their radio network grades artists and “A” Top is the highest ranking), studied South Indian classical music from his father P. A. Venkataraman. For over four decades Poovalur has performed with leading artists from both South and North Indian classical traditions. Since his move to the United States he has performed and recorded with Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Béla Fleck, Mark O’Connor, John Bergamo, and Glen Velez to name a few.

Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden

Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden brings the combined methodologies of history and anthropology to archival work on eighteenth-century music, particularly of the French Revolution. Rebecca’s concern for the politics of musical production seeks to move past the rhetoric of struggle toward a nuanced understanding of the relationships that animate musical labor and expression.

Thomas Sovík

Dr. Sovík currently serves as Professor of Music Theory in the College of Music at the University of North Texas with a dual appointment as Director of Central European Studies & Exchanges.

Stephen Slottow

Associate Professor Stephen Slottow received a bachelor's degree from Cleveland State University, a master's from Queens College, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he wrote a dissertation on pitch organization in the music of Carl Ruggles. He has taught at City College, Queens College, Temple University, and Hofstra University. A former professional fiddler and banjo player, his interests include American traditional music, the American ultramodernists, and Schenkerian analysis.

David Bard-Schwarz

David Bard-Schwarz has degrees in English, Comparative Literature, German (Foreign Language Certificate), Interactive Telecommunications, and Music. He has written two single-authored books Listening Subjects: Music, Psychoanalysis, Culture and Listening Awry: Music and Alterity in German Culture. His specialties include Music Theory and Music and Cultural Studies with an emphasis on semiotics and Post-Lacanian psychoanalysis.

Hendrik Schulze

Hendrik Schulze studied musicology, medieval history, and philosophy at Berlin (TU), Princeton and Ferrara and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg. His field of specialization includes 17th- and early 18th-century Italian and French music (mainly opera and instrumental music). A recipient of a fellowship by the Alexander-von Humboldt Foundation, he has previously held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign; before that, he was on the faculty at the universities of Salzburg and of Heidelberg.

Frank Heidlberger

Frank Heidlberger has been professor of music theory at the College of Music of the University of North Texas since fall 2001. In 2006 he was promoted to full professor. Since 2012 he serves as Chair of the Division of Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology. He received M.A. (1988), and Ph.D. (1993, 1998) degrees in historical musicology at Würzburg University. Heidlberger was research fellow and assistant professor at Würzburg University (1988-1999), and adjunct professor of music history and form analysis at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Würzburg.