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  • Chamber Music Master Class

    September 26, 2016, 4:30 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Caroline Stinson, cello, guest artist
  • Lecture: Music Theory Colloquium

    September 27, 2016, 12:30 pm
    Studio 226

    Bad Music and Bad Musicians
    Dr. Timothy Cutler
    The greatness of renowned composers and performers is easily taken for granted unless we spend some time at the other end of the talent spectrum.
  • Faculty Recital: Boulez Legacy Series

    September 28, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    THE BOULEZ LEGACY
    Boulez the Friend and Teacher

    Carolyn Warner & Friends XIII

    Carolyn Gadiel Warner, piano
    Daniel Shapiro, piano
    Franklin Cohen, clarinet
    Mari Sato, violin
    Brian Thornton, cello
    Victor Beyens, violin, student artist
    James Umble, alto/soprano saxophone, guest artist

Prior to his appointment to CIM in 2008, Donald Watts served as Music Theory Area Head and MM Degree Coordinator at Baltimore’s Towson University.   He holds a PhD degree in music theory from the University of Maryland.  Dr. Watts’ primary area of research is the use of tonal hierarchies in ear training; he is also interested in the analysis of impressionistic music and music theory pedagogy.  He has presented at conferences of the Society for Music Theory. In addition to his work with the core music theory curriculum at CIM, he teaches seminars focusing on the string chamber music of Ravel, the Beethoven cello sonatas, the use of analysis in performance and music theory pedagogy.

Watts holds an MM degree in cello performance from the University of Kansas, where he was elected to Pi Kappa Lambda.  Raymond Stuhl and Robert Newkirk were his principal teachers.  He has presented at conferences of the American String Teachers’ Association and has published in their journal, American String Teacher.  Watts’ experience as a professional musician includes engagements as principal cellist with Baltimore’s Morris J. Mechanic Theater and Annapolis Opera Orchestra.  He has performed as recitalist on series in Maryland and New Jersey, and he has recorded for Orion Master Recordings.

E-mail: donald.watts@case.edu


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