Bryan Parkhurst included in award from the Society for Music Theory
December 3, 2020
Music theory professor Bryan Parkhurst has been included in the Society for Music Theory's (SMT) 2020 award for Outstanding Multi-Author Collection. This was given for The Oxford Handbook of Critical Concepts in Music Theory, for which Parkhurst coauthored the lead chapter, "Pitch, Tone, and Note." In the citation for the award, SMT provided, "The eloquent essays gathered together in this volume reflect the unique insights of the contributors as well as the coalescence of a shared vision of its editors. With uniform excellence in depth and clarity, the essays demonstrate that, if we understand and teach these so-called fundamentals as immutable entities, we bypass essential disciplinary questions."
Bryan Parkhurst honored by Society for Music Theory
November 9, 2018
Bryan Parkhurst, assistant professor of music theory and aural skills, has been honored with the Emerging Scholar Award by the Society for Music Theory. The society annually recognizes publications of the best books and articles on music-theoretical topics.
The award was presented at the society's annual meeting in San Antonio, TX on November 3, 2018 recognizing Parkhurst's article, “Making a Virtue of Necessity: Schenker and Kantian Teleology,” published in the April 2017 issue of the Journal for Music Theory.
The society's review committee praised Parkhurst's in-depth study of aesthetic and philosophical underpinnings of the theories of Heinrich Schenker as "a rigorous philosophical inquiry into the ideal of 'musical science'."
November 9, 2018