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Music theorists active at SMT conference Nov 9, 2013

Many students, faculty, and alumni of the music theory department participated in the annual meeting of the Society for Music …

Renaissance scholar Peter Schubert to visit, offer lectures as part of Five Friends Master Class Series Mar 23, 2013

The Jacobs School of Music Theory Department will host a series of academic activities and two public talks April 3-4, …

Michael McClimon wins award at MTSMA Mar 19, 2013

Michael McClimon, PhD student in music theory, was named the winner of the Dorothy Payne Award for the best paper …

The Jacobs School welcomes music theorist Janet Schmalfeldt for residency Mar 8, 2013

The Jacobs School of Music Theory Department will host a series of academic activities and two public talks with music …

Music Theory Department welcomes Joseph Straus for mini residency, two public lectures Nov 26, 2012

As part of the Five Friends Master Class Series and the Robert Samels Visiting Scholar Program, the Music Theory Department …

Faculty and students participate extensively in combined American Musicological Society, Society for Ethnomusicology, and Society for Music Theory Conference Nov 8, 2012

Many faculty and students from the Music Theory Department and the Musicology Department attended the combined conference of the American …

Professors Horlacher and Kielian-Gilbert participate in “Reassessing the Rite: A Centennial Conference” at UNC Nov 8, 2012

Igor Stravinsky IU Jacobs School of Music faculty professors Gretchen Horlacher and Marianne Kielian-Gilbert recently presented conference papers at ”Reassing the …

David Thurmaier receives Florida teaching award May 11, 2012

David Thurmaier, Ph.D.’06, music theory, received the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in April 2012. He is …

Roman Ivanovitch article published in “Music Analysis” Mar 29, 2012

Associate Professor Roman Ivanovitch’s article “Mozart’s Art of Retransition” recently appeared in Music Analysis (Vol. 30/1, 2011).

Professor Emeritus Lewis Rowell presents colloquium Jan 26, 2012

On November 30, 2011, Professor Emeritus Lewis Rowell presented a colloquium, “Reflections on Tuning: Remarks, Opinions, and Sound Bites from …

Jacobs School presents music theorist Danuta Mirka and composer Steven Mackey as part of 'Five Friends Master Class Series'

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes music theorist Danuta Mirka and composer Steven Mackey this week as part of the "Five Friends Master Class Series."

IU Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature announces new lecture series

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes Jan Herlinger, the Derryl and Helen Haymon Professor Emeritus of Music at Louisiana State University, who will present the inaugural lectures in the new series Musica est ars sive scientia organized by the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature.

IU Jacobs School of Music presents music theorist Richard Cohn as part of 'Five Friends Master Class Series'

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes Richard Cohn, Battell Professor of Music Theory at Yale University, in residence Oct. 23-25 as part of the "Five Friends Master Class Series."

Jacobs School of Music presents music theorist Jocelyn Neal as part of 'Five Friends Master Class'

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music welcomes Jocelyn Neal, professor of music and adjunct professor of American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as the first guest in this year's "Five Friends Master Class Series."

Music theorists Andrew Mead and Daphne Tan appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Mead as professor of music theory and Daphne Tan as assistant professor of music theory. Their teaching duties will begin in the fall of 2013, pending approval from the Trustees of Indiana University.

Jacobs School appoints Espen Jensen director of admissions and financial aid

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Norwegian-born Espen Jensen is its new director of admissions and financial aid. He began his activities as director March 18, 2013.

Jacobs School and College of Arts and Sciences faculty organize symposium on "Technologies of Experience"

Indiana University Bloomington faculty members Philip Ford and Dawna Schuld will lead the multi-disciplinary seminar "Technologies of Experience" April 5 and 6 at the Lilly Library. The keynote speaker for the event will be Graham Larkin, a Canadian art historian and curator.

Schubert scholar Brian Newbould in week-long residency at the Jacobs School of Music

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Lecture Committee is delighted to welcome Schubert scholar Professor Brian Newbould, Professor Emeritus of Music at University of Hull (UK,) for a series of events, Feb. 20-24, including two public lectures and the premiere of his transcription of a Schubert composition.

Associate Professor of Music Theory Roman Ivanovitch wins Mozart Society of America national award

The Jacobs School congratulates Roman Ivanovitch, Associate Professor of Music Theory, who has won the Marjorie Weston Emerson Award from the Mozart Society of America for the best English-language article on Mozart published in 2010-2011.

IU Jacobs School of Music receives $1 million to establish 'Five Friends Master Class Series'
Five students

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced the establishment of the "Five Friends Master Class Series," honoring the lives of five talented Jacobs School students -- Chris Carducci, Garth Eppley, Georgina Joshi, Zachary Novak and Robert Samels -- made possible by a recent gift of $1 million from the Georgina Joshi Foundation Inc.

IU Jacobs School's Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature co-presents digital editions workshop
Scholarly Editions Workshop

The Indiana University Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature, at the Jacobs School of Music, and the IU Medieval Studies Institute will present the interdisciplinary workshop "Scholarly Editions and the Digital Age: Text and Music" on Friday, Aug. 31, followed by a study day on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Jacobs School Lecture Committee presents two lectures by scholar Joel Lester

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Lecture Committee, in association with the Music Theory Department, is delighted to welcome Joel Lester, distinguished professor at Mannes College of Music and professor emeritus at the City College of New York (CCNY) and the Graduate Center, the City University of New York (CUNY). Lester will present two lectures, which are free and open to the public--April 25 and 26.

IU Jacobs School of Music professor publishes book about Igor Stravinsky

Gretchen Horlacher, chair of the Music Theory Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, took time on a recent sabbatical to write an innovative analytical model for Igor Stravinsky's compositions. The result of her work is the recently released monograph Building Blocks: Repetition and Continuity in the Music of Stravinsky (Oxford University Press).

Jacobs School of Music Professor Julian Hook receives $30,000 fellowship

Julian Hook, associate professor of music theory at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has been awarded a Sabbatical Fellowship for 2010-11 from the American Philosophical Society (APS). The value of the fellowship is $30,000. Hook will use his sabbatical to work on a book, Musical Spaces and Transformations.

Annual Symposium of Research in Music Theory

The Graduate Theory Association at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host its annual Symposium of Research in Music Theory on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and 27.

IU Jacobs School of Music to host Musical Ear conference

The Music Theory Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host a one-day conference titled "The Musical Ear" on Sept. 26. The unique conference is open to all and will be devoted exclusively to issues of ear training and aural skills.

Carballo wins IU-wide Kinsley award for Ph.D. dissertation

Jacobs School of Music graduate Erick Carballo has received the 2006-2007 Esther L. Kinsley Ph.D. Dissertation Award, the highest honor for a research document that Indiana University bestows upon a student each year.

Dean Wennerstrom Receives National Prize for Lifetime Achievement

The IU Jacobs School of Music congratulates Associate Dean for Instruction Mary Wennerstrom, who has received the internationally significant Gail Boyd de Stowolinski Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Music Theory Teaching and Scholarship. The award was announced at the Society for Music Theory's annual conference in Los Angeles on Friday, November 3, 2006.

Two Faculty Members and Music Theory Student Recognized at IU Founders Day

Two IU School of Music faculty members - Miriam Fried and Violette Verdy - and one doctoral student - Victoria L. Malawey - are recognized for their outstanding teaching and research at the annual Indiana University Founders Day celebration on March 6 at 1 p.m. in Bloomington's Assembly Hall.

Victoria Malawey

Certain words tend to recur in Victoria Malawey's end-of-semester evaluations. Enthusiastic. Dedicated. Organized. Inspirational. Or, as one student put it, "She works magic." Malawey is a recipient of IU's 2005 Lieber Memorial Teaching Associate Award.