Benjamin Graf - Music Faculty

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Benjamin Graf is an adjunct professor of Music Theory at DBU. He is a doctoral candidate in Music Theory at the University of North Texas where he is the recipient of a Teaching Fellowship in the College of Music.  He has been awarded the Robert W. Ottman Graduate Music Theory Scholarship and the Ethelston and Lamarr Chapman Graduate Music Theory Scholarship.  In addition, he was chosen by the Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology Division as the Outstanding Graduate Student in Music Theory for 2010-2011 and the Outstanding Doctoral Student in Music Theory for 2011-2012. He was selected as the "Outstanding Adjunct Professor in Music" at DBU for 2013-2014.  

Benjamin came to the University of North Texas on a trumpet performance scholarship to study privately with Keith Johnson, earning his Master of Music degree in 2010.  As an undergraduate, he was the Presidential Scholar for the College of Fine Arts at Towson University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education in 2008.  

Ben’s current research interests include Schenkerian analysis, Beethoven, the sublime, and paradoxes in music.  His article, "Beethoven Op. 7, II and the Sublime," was published in Harmonia Vol. 10, and he is working on articles on Bruckner’s 8th Symphony, Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, and "unresolved" chords.  

Ben was appointed the co-editor of the Journal of Schenkerian Studies for the 2013-2014 year.


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