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Music Theory Department News, March 2011


Three UM Ph.D. students in music theory will be presenting papers at the Music Theory Midwest conference in Lincoln, NE, this May.  David Heetderks will be speaking on "Harmonic Function within Semitone Progressions in Prokofiev's Early Compositions," Jeffrey Swinkin will deliver "Variation as Thematic Actualization: Brahms's Opus 9," and Haley Beverburg Reale will present "A Better Way to Go: Enharmonicism in Fiona Apple's 'Extraordinary Machine.'"  In addition, a UM D.M.A. percussionist with a few of our theory courses under his belt will also be presenting at MTMW in Lincoln:Neeraj Mehta will be reading "Fractal Mathematics in Danish Music: Per Nørgård's Infinity Series."

Joyce Yip, Lecturer in Music Theory and alumna of our program (Ph.D., 2010), will be delivering her paper, "Ambiguity in the Mazurkas of Chopin," at the Music Theory Midwest conference in Lincoln, NE, this May.

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March 2014

U-M UpstART Festival Begins 03/31/2014

Students Present "Wall-to-Wall Theatre Festival" 03/27/2014

First-Ever SMTD Chamber Music Competition Launches April 5 03/27/2014

Doctoral Fellow Named MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year 03/26/2014

Theatre Student Lands Major TV Role 03/25/2014

Elizabeth Batiuk (ethnomusicology) has been chosen as a fellow at the Sweetland/Rackham Dissertation Writing Institute for spring 2014 and James McNally (ethnomusicology) received a summer and academic year FLAS for the study of Portuguese.    03/17/2014

Musicology graduate student Elizabeth McLain has been awarded a prestigious Lurcy Fellowship for research in France during the 2014-2015 academic year.   03/14/2014

December 2013

SMTD students Zoe Kumagai, Stephanie Aboukasm, and Adam DesJardins are among students profiled in an LSA article about the "Michigan in Washington" program, in which students intern at various Washington, DC organizations and businesses, including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center, and the Washington Performing Arts Society.    12/10/2013

October 2013
August 2013

Evan Zegiel, a sophomore who studies with Fritz Kaenzig, was the First Place winner in the Tuba Student division of the 2013 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium & Tuba Festival.     08/21/2013

July 2013

Professor Ashley Lucas and three Theatre & Drama students are engaged in an intensive exchange program with UniRio in Rio de Janiero, Brazil this summer, where they are blogging about their experiences in UniRio's prison arts program and more.   07/12/2013

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