Dr. Graham G. Hunt
Associate Professor, Theory/Composition Area Coordinator,
Location: Room 248 Fine Arts Building
Dr. Hunt (Ph.D., Musicology, Duke University, 2001) is currently Associate Professor of Musicology/Music Theory, and the Area Coordinator of UTA’s Theory/Composition Area. He teaches undergraduate courses in Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Orchestration, Ear-Training, and Advanced Music Theory Seminars and graduate courses in Music History and Form. He has won the UTA President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010), and was nominated for the University of Texas Regents Board teaching Award in 2011. He has also been nominated for the Gertrude Golladay Oustanding Teaching Award twice.
His research focuses on music of the 18th and 19th century, including Wagner, Schubert, and Brahms with approaches ranging from formal analysis, sonata theory, and compositional genesis to Schenkerian and Neo-Riemannian analysis. His publications include articles in Music Theory Spectrum, Theory and Practice, Integral, Opera Quarterly, Wagner, Methodology of Music Research, Journal of Schenkerian Studies and 19th-century Music Review, and he has presented papers at numerous conferences, including the national meeting of SMT (Society for Music Theory) in 2005 and 2009. He will also give a presentation at the 2012 National SMT Meeting in New Orleans, LA entitled " 'How Much is Enough?': Structural and Formal Ramifications of the Truncated Second A Section in Rondo Finales from Haydn to Brahms." His most recent publication discusses the evolution of the notorious "Three-Key Exposition" in 18th- and 19th-Century Sonata-form pieces, and was published in volume 23 of "Integral." He and his colleague Dr. Sean Atkinson (Assistant Professor of Music theory) have developed a 4-semester of upper-level theory courses that cover topics such as Schenkerian Analysis, 20th-century form and technique, and Advanced Sonata Theory. Music majors with an emphasis in Music Theory present a "Capstone" project at the end of their senior year, and recent graduates have presented on topics such as Beethoven's "Coriolan" overture, the "Habanera" rhythm and its Evolution, and Radiohead's film music and its origins in a Piano prelude by Chopin.
Dr. Hunt is on the editorial board for several peer-reviewed music theory journals, including "Music Theory Spectrum" and the "Journal for Schenkerian Studies," and in 2011, he was elected as the President of the Texas Society of Music Theory (TSMT).
He is also an accomplished pianist and bassoonist, having performed as bassoonist in the UTA symphony orchestra (in works such as Elgar’s “Enigma Variations” and Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture) and as pianist in several concerts, including a program of Piano Quartets and complete performances of Schumann's "Dichterliebe" and Vaughn Williams' "Songs of Travel." He is preparing to perform Mozart's 12th PIano Concerto (K. 414) with the FAFCO Orchestra this coming Fall, under the direction of Dr. Clifton Evans.