Jill T. Brasky
Professor Brasky has published articles on Schoenberg ("Extraordinary Function and the Half-Diminished Seventh in Gurrelieder," in Music Theory Online, http://mto.societymusictheory.org/), on the relationships between chromatic analysis and eighteenth-century music theories (forthcoming), and reviews of books by David Kopp and Mark Ellis. An article on the friendship between Richard Wagner and Friedrich Nietzsche is currently under review. Current projects include a study that chronicles the roles of trauma in Arnold Schoenberg's late tonal and early atonal music, and how contradiction factors into analysis.
She will present "Anachronism, Abstraction, Analysis: The Challenges of Chromaticism" at the Society for Music Theory's Annual Meeting in October 2011. Other presentations include
* The difficulties of dealing with post-romantic chromaticism at the L’Analyse Musicale Aujourd’hui: Crise ou (r)evolution? conference in Strasbourg, France (2009) and Music Theory Society of New York State (2010);
* The process of building a harmonic lexicon for late nineteenth-century music at a joint session of the Society of Music Theory's and American Musicological Society's 2006 Annual Meeting;
* The Wagner-Nietzsche friendship at the 2000 Oxford Music Analysis Conference;
* The roles of personal and societal pressures in Schoenberg's 1898 conversion from Judaism to Lutheranism at the 2003 American Musicological Society meeting.
Dr. Brasky holds the Ph.D. in Music Theory (2005) from the University at Buffalo, SUNY. She was a fellow at the 2007 Mannes Institute for Advanced Studies in Music Theory, "Schoenberg and His Legacy."
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