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Miguel Ramirez

Miguel Ramirez

(music history, music theory)

Miguel J. Ramirez is teaching assistant professor of musicology at East Carolina University, and he has previously taught at the Universidad de Costa Rica, the University of Chicago and James Madison University.  He holds a Ph.D. in the history and theory of music from the University of Chicago, as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts in oboe performance from Boston University and an Artist Diploma in orchestral studies from the Hochschule für Musik of Frankfurt, Germany.

Dr. Ramirez has performed as an oboist with the Costa Rican National Symphony Orchestra and the Paducah Symphony (Kentucky), and his research interests include Austro-German music and culture in the nineteenth century, the music of Bruckner, the history of tonal theory, neo-Riemannian theory, eighteenth-century performance practice and the cultural links between Germany and Latin America during the Third Reich.

Dr. Ramirez has presented his research at international conferences in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sydney, Australia; and Oxford, UK; and he has read papers at national and regional meetings of the American Musicological Society.  His articles and book reviews have been published in
Music Analysis, The Bruckner Journal, Notes and Music Theory Online.He is also interested in creative writing, and he is the author of For Later Times, a partly-fictional screenplay for a feature film about Bruckner and the reception of his music in Nazi Germany.