Category: Faculty

BU Conference: “Theoretical Traditions in the Enlightenment”, 10/23/15

October 12th, 2015 in Department News and Events, Faculty

“From where do these chords come?”:
Theoretical Traditions in the Enlightenment
College of Fine Arts, Boston University
The Marshall Room
October 23, 2015

[preliminary program]

1:00 Welcome and Introductions: Richard Cornell, Deborah Burton

1:15: Paper 1: Thomas Christensen (University of Chicago) Topic: TBA

2:00: Paper 2: Giorgio Sanguinetti (University of Rome – Tor Vergata) Topic: “Beethoven and Satzmodelle: a developing relationship.”

2:45: Paper 3: David Cohen (Columbia University) Topic: “Some Observations Concerning Rameau’s Theory of Harmony.”

3:30: coffee break

4:00: panel discussion with Thomas Christensen, Giorgio Sanguinetti, David Cohen, Cynthia Verba (Harvard) Deborah Burton (Boston University) and David Kopp (Boston University). Topic: The Legacy of Enlightenment Theoretical Traditions.

TEACHING POSITION: Assistant Professor of Music, Musicology & Ethnomusicology, BU

September 30th, 2015 in Department News and Events, Faculty

The Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at Boston University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Musicology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2016. Although candidates in any area of research will be considered, we particularly encourage applications from those with a specialization in 19th-century music. Applicants should have an earned PhD by the time of appointment, show clear evidence of and potential for significant scholarly contributions to the field, demonstrated excellence in teaching, a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments and institutes on campus, and a desire to contribute to a dynamic program located in one of the worlds most important cities for learning and the arts. The 2+2 course load will include undergraduate courses for music majors and non-majors, graduate seminars, and advising and supervision of graduate students. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach in the Kilachand Honors College, a selective, innovative, and interdisciplinary undergraduate program.

The Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology is housed in the School of Music within the College of Fine Arts, but Department faculty also serve in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, teaching in the undergraduate program and in the MA and PhD programs.

Interested applicants should send a PDF application consisting of a cover letter and curriculum vitae, and have three letters of recommendation or credentials file sent separately, by October 16, 2015, to:

Melissa Riesgo, Administrator
Musicology Search
School of Music
Boston University
855 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215

Email Melissa here

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Victor Coelho on tour with Il Furioso and Robert Crowe

September 21st, 2015 in Department News and Events, Faculty

Victor Coelho plays three concerts in September with Il Furioso, the early music group he co-directs with lutenist David Dolata. On Thursday, September 17 he and Dolata play a Renaissance lute duo concert in New York City for Villa I Tatti; on September 25 and 27, male soprano (and BU Musicology PhD candidate) Rob Crowe teams up with Il Furioso for two concerts in Miami, featuring Handel’s seldom-heard Amen Alleluias.  More information can be found here.

Balinese gender wayang, Sat., 9/12/15, with Brita Heimarck at Copley Square, Boston

September 11th, 2015 in Department News and Events, Faculty

This Saturday, September 12, Professor Brita Heimarck will be performing at the Indonesia Festival in Copley Square, Boston. She will perform two shadow play segments, 45 minutes each, with the female dalang Maria Bodmann and additional gender wayang performer Sachi Sato. The first segment will be at 1PM, and the repeat performance will be at 4PM. The stage will be located directly across from the public library.


A schedule of the festival can be found at:!performers/c14pi

Special Notice

October 1st, 2012 in Faculty, Student News

Special Notice

Departmental Newsletter: October 2012

September 28th, 2012 in Faculty, Newsletter

Student News

The department congratulates David Kjar, Julia O’Toole, and Ulrike Praeger on their recent conference acceptances:

  • David Kjar will present a paper entitled “Voicing and Re-voicing the Other: Wanda, Sting, and the Early Music Movement” at the conference “Envoicing the Other.” This conference will take place at the University of Glasgow in Scotland on November 10, 2012.
  • Julia O’Toole will present a paper entitled “Women Composers of Oratorio in the Eighteenth Century” at the 2013 Athena Festival. The festival is devoted to the study and performance of music composer by women, and will be held at Murray State University in Kentucky from February 26-March 1, 2013.
  • Ulrike Praeger will present a paper entitled “Resignifying Music in the New Homeland: Extra-musical Characteristics in Expellees’ Heimatlieder” at the XIIth International Congress on Musical Signification. This conference is organized by the Royal Academy of Belgium and the Catholic University of Louvain, and will take place in Louvain-la-Neuve and Brussels in Belgium from April 2-6, 2013.

Faculty News

Professor Patrick Wood-Uribe was honored and nominated as a Distinguished Member at the induction ceremony of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. The society is for academically high-achieving students dedicated to excellence in scholarship as well as leadership and service.

Professor Marié Abe‘s radio documentary Squeezebox Stories, created in conjunction with Julie Caine, Loretta Williams, and Robin Wise, has won an Arts and Culture (radio non-daily) Excellence in Journalism award.

Professor Jeremy Yudkin has been selected to serve on the Boston University Council Committee on Faculty Policies, a joint committee of senior administration members and senior faculty, for which members are selected “for their expertise and history of exemplary service to Boston University.” He continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the Boston University Center for the Humanities, which supports humanities-related activities and initiatives across the campus.

Position Search Announcement

September 19th, 2012 in Faculty

Associate Professor of Music (Musicology), Boston University

The Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at Boston University invites applications for the position of Associate Professor of Music (Historical Musicology).

Rank: Associate Professor (with tenure)
Starting date: July 1, 2013

We seek a versatile, collegial teacher and scholar for a distinguished and friendly community of professors and graduate students. Duties include teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level, both on-campus and online; serving on departmental, school, college, and university committees; supervising dissertations of Master’s, DMA, and PhD candidates; and examining candidates for both doctoral degrees. Applicants must possess a long-held PhD, associate professor status in current position, a rich publication record, prominence in the field of historical musicology, and a distinguished record of teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level.

The Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology is in the School of Music at the College of Fine Arts. Faculty members also serve in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The Department boasts a distinguished faculty, with a new and expanding curriculum and dedicated and accomplished students. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012.

Please send a letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation, all in hard copies, to Chair, Musicology Search, School of Music, College of Fine Arts, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Boston University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.

Departmental Newsletter: July 2012

July 14th, 2012 in Faculty, Newsletter, Student News

Student News

  • Doctoral candidate Amanda Daly sang the national anthem at the Nationwide Series NASCAR race on July 14, 2012. This race took place at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (New England’s largest entertainment venue) in Loudon, NH, with over 42,000 people in attendance, and was nationally broadcast on ESPN. Her performance can be viewed online.

Faculty News

The Cambridge Companion to Arvo Pärt, edited by Prof. Andrew Shenton, is now available from Cambridge University Press.

Special Notice

July 1st, 2012 in Faculty, Student News

Special Notice

Five members of the department will be presenting this week at the 19th International Congress of the International Musicological Society (IMS). The IMS Congress runs from 1-7 July 2012 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. Doctoral candidates Basil ConsidineDavid Kjar, and Ulrike Präger, along with Professors Thomas Peattie and Patrick Wood Uribe, will all present papers at this meeting.

  • Doctoral candidate Basil Considine (Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology) will present his paper “Identity in Mauritius: the Role of Government Policy and Tourism in the Development of ‘National Culture.’”
  • Doctoral candidate David Kjar (Historical Musicology) will present his paper “Wanda, Sting, and ‘Elephantology’: Victor Segalen’s Exoticism and the Early Music Movement’s ‘Other Performance.’”
  • Professor Thomas Peattie will present a paper entitled “Berio’s Mahler and the Dialectic of the Event.”
  • Doctoral candidate Ulrike Präger (Ethnomusicology) will present her paper “Between Borders and Identities: Music and Identity Reconstruction in the ‘Sudeten-German’ Expulsion.”
  • Professor Patrick Wood will present a paper entitled “From Gypsies to Gauchos: the Identity of Others in Ginastera’s Pampeana No.1 and Ravel’s Tzigane.”

BU Musicologists and Ethnomusicologists at IMS
From left to right: Basil Considine, Ulrike Präger, Thomas Peattie, Patrick Wood Uribe, David Kjar.

Departmental Newsletter: June 2012 Supplement

June 3rd, 2012 in Faculty, Newsletter, Student News

Student News

The department congratulates doctoral candidate Ulrike Präger on her receipt of a fellowship from the International and Interdisciplinary Summer-Academy of the Herder-Institute Marburg. As part of this fellowship, Ulrike will present a paper entitled “Musik und Migration: Die Relevanz der Musik für die Eingliederung der Deutschen aus den böhmischen Ländern in Westdeutschland im Kontext der Nachkriegszeit,” at the conference Migration and Integration in European Societies of the 19th and 20th Century, to take place from August 19-25, 2012 in Marburg, Germany.

Faculty News

Professor James Winn has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for research on politics and culture in the life and reign of Queen Anne. Prof. Winn is the Director of the BU Center for the Humanities, Professor of English at Boston University, and one of the department’s affiliated faculty.