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The University Of Virginia To Offer New Doctoral Program In Music

March 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.

The 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.

The 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.

"We 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."

The 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.

For more information contact Judith Shatin, chair of the McIntire Department of Music, at (804) 924-3052.

Contact: Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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