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Sigrun B. Heinzelmann, Univ.Prof. PhD.

University Professor in Music Analysis
Head of Department Composition and Music Theory

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

COURSE OF STUDY AND ACADEMIC TRAINING

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Music Theory (2008), City University of New York, Graduate Center

Dissertation Sonata Form in Ravel’s Pre-War Chamber Music, doctoral supervisor: William Rothstein

 

Master of Music in Music Theory and Chamber Music Performance (1998), University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Master’s Degree Thesis Cyclic Pitch-Class Collections in the Music of Maurice Ravel, supervised by Gary S. Karpinski

1995–98 Main subject: music theory

1992–95 Main subjects: chamber music and lied accompaniment 

 

Stuttgart Academy of Music, Germany

Acquired German state diploma in piano and piano educational theory (1989)
 

1983–89 studied piano with Fernande Kaeser, subsidiary subject: cello

 

RESEARCH

 

RESEARCH TOPICS AND AREAS OF INTEREST

 

Analysis of Maurice Ravel’s music

Transformation of motifs, techniques of processing motifs

Analysis according to Heinrich Schenker (Schenkerian Analysis)

Schenker-Studies (study and dissemination of Schenker‘s unpublished writings and legacy) 

 

Links between musical analysis and the art of performing, analysis in the service of performing art, solmisation and hexachord mutations in John Hothby’s work (Mediaeval music theorist)

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2017: Ravel’s Tonal Axis, publication in preparation for Music Theory Online 2017

2013: The Problem(s) of Prolongation in Ravel. In Essays from the Fourth International Schenker Symposium, volume 2, edited by Poundie Burstein, Lynne Rogers, Karen M. Bottge (Hildesheim/New York: Gustav Olms), 209–249.

2012–13: John Hothby’s System of Solmization in La Calliopea legale. Studi Musicali 2012/2, 353–396. 

2011: Playing with Models: Sonata Form in Ravel’s String Quartet and Piano Trio. In Unmasking Ravel: New Perspectives on the Music, ed. Peter Kaminsky (Rochester: Rochester University Press, 2011), 143–179.

2009: Schenker’s Lessonbooks. Schenker Documents Online. Schenker’s hand-written hour books (facsimile) edited, translated, with scholarly comments, see: http://www.schenkerdocumentsonline.org/documents/lessonbooks/saison.html.  

2007: Nordamerikanische Musiktheorie und ihre Institutionen. Almanac of the Society of Music Theory 1/2, volume 2 (Hildesheim/New York: Gustav Olms, 2007), 35–51. http://www.gmth.de/zeitschrift/ausgabe-2-2-2005/inhalt.aspx

 

LECTURES HELD AT CONFERENCES

 

Professor Heinzelmann has held several lectures at national and international congresses in the USA, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.