UCR Music Wednesday@Noon Lecture by Miguel A. Roig-Francolí. A Spaniard in Cincinnati: Tales and Musics of an Immigrant Scholar

UCR Department of Music
Wednesday@Noon Lecture 

Miguel A. Roig-Francolí, 
Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music Theory and Composition, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music 
A Spaniard in Cincinnati: Tales and Musics of an Immigrant Scholar

Walter Clark, coordinator

January 22, 2020 
Wednesday, 12:00-12:50 P.M.
Music Rehearsal Hall, ARTS 157 
Free and open to the campus 

In this talk I will address some of the personal and professional events and situations I have experienced over decades in my career as a binational, bicultural, and bilingual scholar, composer, and pedagogue. What is it like to develop an academic and creative career in a foreign country, a foreign culture, and a foreign language?  I will particularly present and discuss some of the music I have composed in the last two decades, as well as how my music has been informed and shaped not only by contemporaneous social and political events, but also by my parallel career as a musicologist and music theorist, including my constant interest in establishing and keeping an ongoing dialogue with the past.

Miguel A. Roig-Francolí, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music Theory and Composition at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, has been recognized internationally for his work as a music theorist, composer, musicologist, and pedagogue. Winner of the 2016 American Prize in Composition (band/wind ensemble division), his compositions have been widely performed in Spain, England, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S.  He is the author of Harmony in Context and Understanding Post-Tonal Music, as well as over twenty articles and reviews in leading scholarly journals in the USA, Europe, and South-America.  Among his many honors are first prize at the National Composition Competition of the Spanish Jeunesses Musicales (1981) and second prize at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers (Paris, 1982); and the University of Cincinnati’s A.B. “Dolly” Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007) and George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Creative and/or Scholarly Works (2009).

Free and open to the campus 
Information: (951) 827-3245  performingarts@ucr.edu  music.ucr.edu 
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• The Wednesday@Noon Series offers concerts, lectures, and presentations of academic research by Department of Music faculty, postdoctoral researchers, students, and international guest artists and scholars. Deborah Wong, coordinator.

Wednesday, January 22 at 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Arts Building, Music Rehearsal Hall, ARTS 157 
Arts Building, Riverside, CA 92507

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