Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology

Division of Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology

It sponsors a lecture series that annually attracts scholars from throughout the world, regularly invites short residencies from major figures in the disciplines, and in recent years has hosted important international conferences on Strauss, Berlioz, and 500 years of printed music.

It publishes Theoria, a journal devoted to historical aspects of music theory.

Annually the division conducts study abroad opportunities in Eastern Europe, Africa, and China.

October 10, 2022

Faculty on Arts Engines

Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden, Associate Professor of Music History and Program Coordinator of the new University of North Texas Bachelor of Arts in Critical Studies in Music and Society, recently appeared on Arts Engines with Aaron Dworkin speaking about serving students though evolving curriculum.

October 10, 2022

Emeritus Faculty Lends Expertise

The United States premiere of Afro-Cuban puppet opera, Manita en el suelo (1934), is performed tonight in Brooklyn. University of North Texas College of Music Emeritus faculty in musicology and Latin American opera specialist, Malena Kuss, is lending her expertise to the production which is sponsored by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas.

October 10, 2022

Doctoral Student Co-Authors

University of North Texas PhD musicology and DMA vocal performance student, Júlia Coelho, published a co-authored chapter "The Art of Liminality," in The Liminal Loop. Her portion is entitled "Sea, Saudade, and Liminality," on 13th-century Galician-Portuguese 'cantigas d'amigo' by Martin Codax from Pergamiño Vindel.

October 10, 2022

Musicology Student Receives Grant

Emily Hicks wins grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). She’ll be working in Germany on her project, “Music of Augsburg: The Cultural Impact of Civic Musicians in Early Modern Germany.” She will visit the Stadtarchiv Augsburg and the Staats-und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg, to examine the Augsburger Baumeisterbücher (city council financial documents), guild books and craftsmen files related to musician employment from the era.