Eastman School of Music Professor presents two talks at University of Louisville School of Music

 On Wednesday and Thursday, 18–19 October, Elizabeth West Marvin will speak in the School of Music about her experience as a music theory pedagogue and her expertise as a researcher on absolute pitch (sometimes called “perfect pitch”).

Dr. Marvin will speak Wednesday at 3 pm in the second floor seminar room of the Music Library. Her talk is titled “What I Know Now: Reflections on Music Theory Pedagogy.”

Dr. Marvin will speak Thursday at 3 pm in Comstock Hall as part of the School of Music Convocation series. Her talk is titled “In Their Own Words: Analyzing the Extents and Origins of Absolute Pitch.” This talk provides background with theories about absolute pitch (AP) acquisition and then relates quotations from 30 Eastman students with AP to current cognitive theories about AP.

Elizabeth West Marvin is Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music and Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at The College, University of Rochester. In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious Gail Boyd de Stwolinski Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Music Theory Teaching and Scholarship by the University of Oklahoma. Professor Marvin’s work in music cognition has resulted in numerous publications, ongoing research, interdisciplinary collaborations, and consultations in brain surgery. Additionally, she is co-author of The Musician’s Guide series of textbooks; UofL undergraduates use The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis.

Both talks are free and open to the public.

Sponsors include: University of Louisville School of Music Department of Academic and Professional Studies, Guest Artist Committee, and a grant from the national organization of Pi Kappa Lambda, the music honor society.

 For more information, contact Rebecca Jemian, Assistant Professor of Music Theory, .