University Of Virginia To Offer New Doctoral Program In Music
31, 2000 -- The McIntire Department of Music at the
University of Virginia will offer a new Ph.D. program beginning
with the fall semester in 2001.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) recently
approved the establishment of the program, the first-ever Ph.D.
program in music in the Commonwealth.
new program will offer two areas of emphasis: music composition
and critical and comparative studies in music. A variety of interdisciplinary
relationships between music and other departments, including anthropology,
engineering, and psychology, will be part of the new program.
are delighted to offer a Ph.D. program that draws both on our own
departmental strengths, and on those of other departments and disciplines
at U.Va.," said Judith Shatin, chair of U.Va.s McIntire
Department of Music. "We are especially pleased that in-state
students now have an opportunity to complete their Ph.D. studies
in music in Virginia."
McIntire Department of Music offers a liberal arts program serving
a wide variety of students. It is devoted to the exploration of
music in its varied forms and its surrounding cultures. Areas of
focus include music history, ethnomusicology, critical and feminist
theory, acoustic and computer music composition, and a wide range
of performance, from early music to jazz and vernacular music.
more information contact Judith Shatin, chair of the McIntire Department
of Music, at (804) 924-3052.
Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298