Creative & Scholarly Work

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School of Music performance.

School of Music faculty members continually develop, grow, and maintain prominent visibility in their scholarly and creative work. Many of our faculty receive grants, awards, fellowships, or other recognition as a result of substantial scholarship, artistic creation, and performance.

Academic Faculty

Academic faculty includes the areas of musicology, theory, music therapy, and music education. Our faculty will engage in scholarly activity that results in publication of original ideas or the results of research in the form of books, chapters, articles, reviews, or critical editions of music. Scholarly activities for academic faculty include:

  • Published books, chapters, articles, reviews, or critical editions of music
  • Refereed and invited papers presented at international, national, regional, or state professional conferences
  • Editorial board membership, service as consultant, or referee for journals or publications in the area
  • Editing of journals, volumes of essays, books

Performance Faculty

Applied music faculty members include instrumental and vocal professors. These faculty perform as soloists or ensemble musicians in local, regional, and national venues regularly, maintaining a significant reputation as a performer. They continue to grow and develop as performers, regularly learning and presenting new repertoire and performing in diverse locations and venues. Performance faculty's creative activities can include:

  • Recordings as a soloist or ensemble musician produced by national- and internationally- distributed recording labels
  • Professional engagements as a soloist, chamber musician, or ensemble member at concerts, recitals, and summer festivals
  • Presentation of invited clinics or master classes at conferences, colleges or universities, or schools
  • International, national, and region adjudication

Composers

Composition faculty produce new compositions that are commissioned, performed or published regularly. Their creative and scholarly work includes:

  • Recordings, publications, performances, and broadcasts of original compositions
  • Invited participation in festivals, conferences, or special university, college, school, or community events
  • Presentation of invited clinics or master classes at conferences, colleges or universities, or schools
  • Presentation of invited lectures, panel discussions

Conductors

The scholarly and creative work of ensemble directors can take diverse paths and is defined by the individual faculty members. Their creative work can include:

  • Engagements as guest conductor for professional music organizations; universities, colleges, and schools; and international, national, regional, or state venues as a result of competitive audition, invitation, or review
  • Presentation of invited clinics or master classes at conferences, colleges or universities, or schools
  • International, national, or regional adjudication
  • Recordings with professional ensembles, collegiate ensembles (as guest conductor), and UI ensembles