Congratulations to Leigh VanHandel, Dylan Robinson, and Leslie Tilley for their Society for Music Theory (SMT) Publication Awards!
Leigh VanHandel (Chair & Associate Professor, Theory Division)
Outstanding Multi-authored Collection Award given for a distinguished multi-author collection for a volume edited by Leigh VanHandel, The Routledge companion to music theory pedagogy.
Dylan Robinson (Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology)
Wallace Berry Award given for his book, Hungry Listening.
Wallace Berry was the chair of the UBC music department from 1978–84 and founding Vice President of the Society for Music Theory from 1977-1982. After his death in 1991, the Society for Music Theory established the “Wallace Berry Award,” an annual award recognizing outstanding books recently published in the field of music theory.
Leslie Tilley (PhD 2013)
Emerging Scholar Award for Making it up together: the art of collective improvisation in Balinese music and beyond. The University of Chicago Press, 2019.
We should also mention that to co-winner of Outstanding Multi-authored Collection Award was Thomas Adès Studies, edited by Edward Venn and Philip Stoecker, published by Cambridge University Press, a book to which UBC Faculty John Roeder (Professor, Music Theory) contributed a chapter titled “The RICH Logic of Adès’s The Tempest and The Exterminating Angel.”
MA Theory student Jason Yin Hei Lee delivered a paper at SMT Conference titled “The Semantic Evolution of Chromatic Mediants: A Baroque Origin” and also gave a short talk titled “A Corpus Study of Tone-Melody Correspondence in Cantopop, 2000-2020.”
MA student in musicology, Emily Liang delivered her paper, “Embodiment as Spiritual Transformation: Aspects of Materiality and Physicality in Ritualistic Cantonese Opera Performance in Vancouver” at the SMT Conference as well.
Congratulations to all!
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