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Dr. Susan de Ghizé

Dr. Susan de Ghizé
Associate Professor
Department of Music



Ph.D. University of California Santa Barbara
BA from University of California Berkeley

CV/VITAE: Susan de Ghizé

Classes Taught:

Music Theory, Aural Skills, Accompanist

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Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Dr. Susan de Ghizé has spoken at numerous international and national conferences, in topics varying from traditional forms in Leos Janačék’s Second String Quartet and sexuality in Wagner’s Liebestod. She has also published two articles, "Yin and Yang à la Schoenberg: Balance in the Creative Process of Rhythmically Developing Variations" and "The Positives and Negatives of Hauptmann's Theory of Meter: A Look at Mozart's Piano Sonata in F Major, K. 332", as well as a book chapter titled "Revolving Variations via Rhythm." Dr. de Ghizé has received two grants to study in Leipzig, Germany, and conduct research on nineteenth-century theorist Moritz Hauptmann.

Dr. de Ghizé comes to us from the University of Denver, where she taught first- and second-year music theory and aural skills, as well as a variety of upper-division theory courses, including post-tonal theory, rhythm and meter in tonal music, introduction to Schenkerian analysis, and introduction to tonal analysis. Dr. de Ghizé also presented pre-concert lectures for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

From 2004-2006, Dr. de Ghizé was theory coordinator at Northeastern University in Boston, where she implemented a new Musicianship series and a course titled Advanced Studies in Music Analysis. Prior to Northeastern University, she was one of the founding faculty members of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the National University of Singapore in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University. While in Singapore, she was also a pre-concert lecturer for the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. de Ghizé received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2003, where she was the valedictory speaker at the Graduate Division Commencement with over 700 graduates from all disciplines. At U.C. Santa Barbara, she worked closely with Lee Rothfarb, Pieter van den Toorn, and Michael Beckerman. Her dissertation is titled "Rhythmically Developing Variations in the Motivic Process of Brahms's Chamber Works."

Dr. de Ghizé received her B.A. in Music from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996, where she studied piano with Janet Guggenheim and received the prestigious Eisner Prize for Creative Arts in Piano Performance.

Previous Experience:

University of Denver, Northeastern University, National University of Singapore

Office Hours -fall 2014

Tu. & Thu. 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Office: Eidman 203
Phone: (956) 882-7116
Department : (956) 882-8247

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