Faculty Research and Scholarship

As the largest full-time, in-residence faculty between Los Angeles and the Canadian Border, the School of Music and Dance attracts faculty from all over, including professors from Korea, China, Israel, Ghana, Brazil, and France. Each faculty member is renowned in their field and actively performs and presents research all over the world. 

Top-notch guest artists and lecturers offer students a first-hand glimpse into the lives of working artists and scholars beyond campus. Our dedicated and supportive faculty members place students first and at the center of what they do while continuing to conduct research, present, and perform nationally and abroad.  

Explore the accomplishments and research SOMD faculty members are leading in their fields. 

Jack Boss
Author of Schoenberg’s Atonal Music: Musical Idea, Basic Image, and Specters of Tonal Function (Cambridge University Press, 2019).
Schoenberg’s Twelve-Tone Music: Symmetry and the Musical Idea (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Pius Cheung
Colors
A collection of 16 new compositions for the 4.3 octave marimba (2021).

Juan Eduardo Wolf 
UO Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies Faculty Collaboration Grant (2018)
Global Oregon Faculty Collaboration Grant (2018)

Abigail Fine
Oregon Humanities Center, Faculty Research Fellowship (2021)
UO Excellence in Remote Teaching Award (2020)

Habibi Iddrisu
2020 Distinguished Teaching Award Honoree: Herman Award for Specialized Pedagogy

Wonkak Kim
UO Faculty Research Award (2021)
UO Presidential Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (2020)
UO College of Arts and Science Summer Stipend for Humanities and Creative Arts Faculty (2019)

Drew Nobile
Form as Harmony in Rock Music
(Oxford University Press, 2020).
An offering of a comprehensive theory of form for the “classic” rock and pop repertoire of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

Sharon Paul
Art & Science in the Choral Rehearsal
(Oxford University Press, 2020). 
Featuring many of the creative and evidence-based teaching strategies she has cultivated over her career.

Stephen Rodgers 
Inaugural Edmund A. Cykler Chair in Music (2021)
The Songs of Fanny Hensel(Oxford University Press, 2021)

Hannah Thomas
UO Natalie Giustina Newlove Guest Artist Award recipient (2021)

Claire Wachter
University of Oregon Faculty Research Award (2019)
Oregon Community Foundation Award (2018).

Zachary Wallmark 
GRAMMY Museum Foundation Scientific Research Grant (2020)
UO Presidential Fellowship in Humanistic Study (2020)
AMS Ruth A. Solie Award (2019)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada Partnership Grant (2018)