Joint Panel on Pre-University Music Theory

I am excited to co-organise a panel discussion, jointly hosted by the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie and Society for Music Analysis, which will be entitled »Essentials or Preliminaries? Perspectives on Pre-University Music Theory«. This will be the first collaboration of the SMA Zoom Colloquium and the GMTH International Music Theory Lectures, featuring Rebekka Albrecht, Esther Cavett, Laura Krämer, James Olsen, Mark Richards, and Kenneth Smith, who will contribute their views as lecturers at secondary schools, music schools, and universities. Really looking forward to this exchange of thoughts—if you are interested as well, please join the session on Thursday, 1 June, 19:30 CEST (18:30 BST). Further information on the speakers and the Zoom details can be found on this website and also on this website.

Being a Digital Fellow

Happy to announce that I have been awarded a fellowship for innovation in digital teaching at Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf. This means that I will be able to realise a collaborative project titled Music Theory Tutor 2.0, dedicated to the advancement of technology-based music theory teaching. With the support of a software developer, I aim to create a tool (or a set of plugins) for designing modular assignments with music scores and audio content that can be edited, solved, and evaluated via an interactive online platform. Can’t wait to move forward this exciting project!

Diversity Survey for Music Students

Dear music students, lecturers, and scholars! I am conducting a survey on diversity in music business and professional music education. If you are a student, you are cordially invited to participate. If you are teaching at a German university or conservatory, please forward the survey link to your students. Your help is much appreciated! The survey is in German language, will take around 20 minutes and is subdivided into five sections:

  • General questions of diversity in music
  • Composers
  • Researchers and teachers
  • Academic subjects and topics
  • Personal information

Preparatory Workshop in Music Theory

I will be offering an online music theory workshop as a preparation for entrance exams at music universities in North Rhine Westphalia. The course is organised by Deutscher Tonkünstlerverband Nordrhein-Westfalen and will take place on two consecutive days, Thursday 11 and Friday 12 May, 3 to 7 pm. The participation fee is €40 for both days (see this website for more information and registration). Please share and forward if you have students or friends who are applying to study music in Detmold, Düsseldorf, Essen, Köln, or Münster.

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Teaching the Music of Amy Beach

So much looking forward to offering a music theory class at Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf dedicated to the analysis and interpretation of the remarkable music of American composer-pianist Amy Beach. We are going to discuss a selection of her orchestral, chamber, and vocal music, with special emphasis on harmonic and formal conceptions. I am particularly glad that there will be some fascinating guest presenters who agreed to share their expertise with the students: conductor Eva Meitner and violinist Judith Stapf with Trio Orelon. The course is going to take place on Wednesdays, 10–12 am, in alternating on-site and remote sessions. Let me know if you would like to participate in the online classes as a guest.