Faculty Research and Scholarship

School of Music and Dance faculty members are internationally known as leading scholars and performers in their fields, and come from a variety of countries, including Ghana, Mexico, Korea, China, Israel, Brazil, and France.  They regularly perform and present research throughout the United States and the world. 

Our faculty are noted for their ability to bring research insights into the classroom, with interactive approaches to instruction that help students cultivate their own critical insights and creative projects. Many of our students are also active scholars and performers, performing in and winning competitions and presenting research at regional, national, and international conferences, as well as publishing.

In addition, the SOMD is visited frequently by guest artists and lecturers under the Robert Trotter Visiting Professorships, the Steve Larson Distinguished Lecture Series, and a variety of other programs that interface with initiatives across campus.

Listed below are some of the many accomplishments (publications, compositions, awards, grants) that SOMD faculty members have made. 

Jon Bellona

  • Co-PI. Accessible Oceans: Exploring Ocean Data through Sound. National Science Foundation, AISL Pilot Grant. (2021-3)
  • Sunken Shoreline, Coastal Futures Ecoacoustic Music Competition prize winner (2021)
  • Wildfire, SPRING / BREAK Art Show, NYC (2020)
  • Center for Environmental Futures Faculty Summer Research (2021, 2019)

Jack Boss

Pius Cheung

  • Colors: A collection of 16 new compositions for the 4.3 octave marimba (2021)

David Crumb

  • String Quartet (2021-22)
  • Nocturne for clarinet and piano (2021). Commissioned by the Kim-Choi Duo.
  • Vocalise for string orchestra (2018). Commissioned by Chamber Orchestra First Editions

Alexandre Dossin 

Abigail Fine

Akiko Hatakeyama

  • Winner of the Audio-Visual Composition category, International Computer Music Association Music Showcase 2022: Asia, まだら−madara (2022)
  • Faculty Research Award, University of Oregon (2020)
  • 2020 Summer Stipend for Humanities and Creative Arts Faculty, UO (2019)
  • Center for the Study of Women in Society Faculty Research Grant, UO (2019)
  • The Best Performance Award, The New Interfaces for Musical Expression International Conference, ち–chi for candles, live voice, and sounds (2018)     

Habib Iddrisu

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)

Lori Kruckenberg

  • SCIAS-Fellow of the Siebold-Collegium Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Würzburg (2022–2023)
  • “The Liber ymnorum Notkeri as Book Type and Repertory: Toward a Typology of the Early German Sequentiary, ca. 885– ca. 1125.” In: Zur Typologie liturgischer Bücher des westlichen Mittelalters, ed. by Harald Buchinger and Andrew J. M. Irving. Liturgiewissenschaftliche Quellen und Forschungen. Münster: Aschendorff, 2022
  • Troparia tardiva II. Monumenta Monodica Medii Aevi, Subsidia 8. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2021
  • “Literacy and Learning in the Lives of Women Religious in Medieval Germany.” In Cambridge Companion to Hildegard of Bingen, edited by Jennifer Bain, pp. 52–82. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021
  • The Bonnie Wheeler Fellowship (2019–2020)

Robert Kyr

  • Earth Ritual (Multimedia Environmental Oratorio, 2022); Video of the live premiere by Conspirare Company of Voices (Craig Hella Johnson, conductor). In addition to the music, the text, photography, videography and multimedia design were created by the composer. Video & Program Booklet
  • A Time for Life (A Film by Robert Kyr, 2020, created for his environmental oratorio of the same title); music performed by Cappella Romana (Alex Lingas, conductor). In addition to the music, the composer directed the film and created most of the multimedia content (photography and videography), as well as the multimedia design. Film & Program Booklet
  • Five Compact Discs (selected): All-Night Vigil (2022), Cappella Romana (Alexander Lingas, conductor) on Cappella Records; In Praise of Music (2021) featuring ten choral works composed over a twenty-year period, Antioch Chamber Ensemble (Joshua Copeland, conductor) on Bridge Records (2014); Songs of the Soul Conspirare Company of Voices (Craig Hella Johnson, conductor) on Harmonia Mundi Records; Violin Concerto Trilogy (2005); Third Angle New Music Ensemble on New Albion Records; The Passion according to Four Evangelists (1998), Back Bay Chorale (Beverly Taylor, conductor) on New Albion Records.
  • Publication of 98 instrumental and vocal works by ECS Publishing, Boston (under exclusive rights contract)

Drew Nobile 

  • Author of Form as Harmony in Rock Music (Oxford University Press, 2020), winner of the 2021 SMT Emerging Scholar Book Award
  • Recipient of a 2022 NEH Summer Stipend for Voicing Form in Rock and Pop, 1991–2020

Sharon Paul

  • Art & Science in the Choral Rehearsal (Oxford University Press, 2020)

Jesús A. Ramos-Kittrell

  • Playing in the Cathedral. Music, Race, and Status in New Spain (Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Decentering the Nation. Music, Mexicanidad, and Globalization (Lexington Books, 2020)
  • Americas: A Hemispheric Music Journal – Sound and Activism (themed issue). (Nebraska University Press, 2022)

Stephen Rodgers 

Jason M. Silveira

Jeffrey Stolet

  • Do: Notes about Action in the Creation of Musical Performance with Data-driven Instruments (Lulu, 2021)
  • In Desperate Times, selected for inclusion to the 2022 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and the 2022 International Computer Music Conference

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 

Juan Eduardo Wolf