Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology

June 5, 2023

Music History Professor Recipient of Two NEH Grants

Associate Professor of Music History, Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden, has received, in a rare occurrence, TWO nationally competitive awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities. An NEH Summer Stipend will support her research for a project entitled “Stories of Music, Luxury, and Loss in the Age of Revolutions (1760s–1820s).” The second award is the NEH-Hagley Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society allowing Dr. Geoffroy-Schwinden to carry out eight months of archival research at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware. This research will culminate in a book about the musical and sonic world of the du Pont women's community from the French Revolution to the American Civil War.

May 5, 2023

Music Theory Professor Published

UNT Professor of Music Theory, David Bard-Schwarz, has a published chapter titled, “Modes of Understanding Disruption in the First Movement of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony,” in the book Ästhetische Normativität in der Musik. Edited by Tobias Janz and Jens Gerrit Papenburg, the publisher is Verlag Vittorio Klostermann edit the book.

May 5, 2023

College of Music Welcomes New Faculty

Tamar Sella joins us as Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Division of Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology. Her current research is “an ethnographic study of contemporary Mizrahi performance and cultural memory that seeks to illuminate the ways in which ongoing Jewish diasporic formations reframe colonial and racial logics in Israel/Palestine.” She holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD from Harvard University. She comes to us from Rice University where she is the Samuel W. and Goldye Marian Spain Postdoctoral Fellow.

May 5, 2023

Faculty to be Keynote Speaker

University of North Texas Distinguished Research Professor of Music and Anthropology, Steven Friedson, will keynote speak at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music. Ritual Transformations of Consciousness is the institute's second annual conference in the Black sacred arts underway May 15 in New Haven, Connecticut.