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Though he retired in 2009, Don Franklin (Professor of Music, Emeritus) continues to keep up a busy schedule of research and publication. This April, Franklin presented a paper in a Mozart Colloquium held at the Harvard University Music Library.  He was one of 12 participants representing current areas of research in Mozart studies.

This year’s graduation marked the end of a particularly fruitful year for the Department of Music graduating class, current students, and alumni.

2012 Graduates and Current Students

Congratulations are in oder for Elizabeth Hoover (PhD 2012, musicology), who has been appointed a Lecturer in Musicology at Miami University in Ohio. Dr. Judith Delzell, Chair of the Department of Music at Miami University, expressed particular pleasure in appointing Hoover, who earned her BA from MU with a concentration in literature and theory. Delzell writes that,

“In 2002 I offered Elizabeth an oboe scholarship to come to Miami as an undergraduate; in 2012 I offered her a faculty job!”

Read the complete article from Miami University.

February 24, 2012 - 4:00pm

Jeffrey S. Sposato, Associate Professor of Musicology
Moores School of Music, University of Houston

March 30, 2012 - 4:00pm

Biography – the story of a person’s life – is one of the most popular types of literature today. Yet biography also holds an important place in scholarship. Biographies invite us to consider what effect, if any, an individual may have on the larger course of events.

January 20, 2012 - 4:00pm

While Disney has long dominated animation, its supremacy has been challenged of late by Pixar, its greatest competitor (and now subsidiary). Among the many things that puts Pixar ahead is a very holistic approach to creating the world of the cartoon, both visually and sonically.

Congratulations are due to Elizabeth Hoover on the publication of her article “Variations V: “Escaping Stagnation” Through Movement of Signification” in the latest issue of Current Musicology.

Doctoral candidate in musicology Elizabeth Hoover presented a paper titled "Variations V: “Escaping Stagnation” Through Movement of Signification" at Movement, a conference presented by the Graduate forum and the Department of Music at Harvard University.

February 8, 2011 - 7:30pm

As part of its two-week long festival celebrating the music of famed Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will present two events at Bellefield Hall Auditorium. These programs take place on Saturday, February 5th and Tuesday, February 8th and are co-sponsored by the Department of Music and the Film Studies Program.

October 8, 2010 - 4:00pm

Julie Cumming, Associate Professor of Music, McGill University
From Two-Part Framework to Movable Module: Changes in Compositional Process in the Fifteenth Century

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