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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.