On July 21, Director of Academic Technology and Instructional Design Joseph Montcalmo, Instructional Technologist Martine Richards, and Music Theory Professor and Online Course Coordinator Stephen Stone presented at Blackboard World 2020. In the virtual presentation, titled “Graduate-Level Prerequisite Testing and Remedial Education in the Age of COVID-19,” the trio discussed how Peabody successfully migrated its graduate-level placement exams and remedial graduate coursework to an online format incrementally over the last four years, and they gave attendees advice and a blueprint for implementing the solution at their schools.
Doctoral student Richard Drehoff Jr. (MM ’18, Composition, Music Theory Pedagogy) was commissioned by the Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music in the Library of Congress as part of The Boccaccio Project: A Series of Musical Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic. His piece for solo oboe, shadow of a difference / falling, was written for Andrew Nogal of the Grossman Ensemble. A complete program note and recording is available.
Assistant Professor Jenine Brown, music theory, and Nathan Cornelius (DMA ’18, Guitar) recently published an article on “Hearing tetrachords in an atonal context” in the Journal of New Music Research. Doctoral piano student Jun Luke Foster recorded the music, and 72 Peabody students participated in the experiment, which was funded in part by at Faculty Development Grant. Brown also had an article titled “Improving Sight-Singing Skills using the New SmartMusic Website” published by the College Music Symposium.
Assistant Professor Jenine Brown, music theory, had an article titled “Improving Sight-Singing Skills using the New SmartMusic Website” published by the College Music Symposium.
Peabody Music Theory Professor Kip Wile has been elected president and Assistant Professor Jenine Brown has been elected secretary of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic. The Society for Music Theory promotes the development of and engagement with music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline.