Music

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Music students have performance opportunities from the first semester onward.

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Stellar faculty includes 19 members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Grammy winners and performing and recording artists, augmented by guests such as acclaimed DSO conductor Jaap van Zweden.

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Numerous ensembles and programs, including the Meadows Opera Theatre, provide multiple opportunities for performing on and off campus.

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Multiple degrees are offered in performance, composition, music therapy, education and more at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Jesus Ramos-Kittrell

Jesus Ramos-Kittrell

Assistant Professor of Music History

The work of Professor Ramos-Kittrell in music and cultural theory focuses on the intersection of religious and secular thought as a basic tension that shaped the historical character of early modernity. Specifically, he is concerned with how sacred music in New Spain was a mattress for the molding of social meanings and perceptions in relation to the political and economic landscape of the early modern Hispanic world. Moreover, his work in popular music studies explores how the language of mobilities has provided much of the theoretical grammar for an understanding of globalization, as explained in migration phenomena and transnational constructions of identity in music.

Previously, Ramos-Kittrell served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at New College of Florida, as joint faculty of Ethnomusicology and Latin American studies at Tulane University and as a Visiting Scholar at the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies of The University of Texas.

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Research

Colonial Latin America; music and early modern religious culture; globalization and transnational cultural formations

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