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Jason Hooper is a doctoral candidate in Music Theory and Chancellor's Fellow at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He holds a B.M. in Trombone Performance and a M.M. in Music Theory, both from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.

Jason Hooper

His interests include Schenkerian theory and analysis, form, the recent music of Elliott Carter, and aural skills acquisition. He was awarded the 2010 Patricia Carpenter Emerging Scholar Award by the Music Theory Society of New York State for his paper "Heinrich Schenker's Early Approach to Form, 1895-1914," which is forthcoming in the journal Theory and Practice; presented work on transformational harmony and voice leading in the recent music of Elliott Carter at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory; and more recently, presented on Felix Mendelssohn's sonata-form movements at the 2011 Indiana University Symposium of Research in Music Theory and the 2011 Joint Meeting of Music Theory Southeast and the South Central Society for Music Theory.

Hooper is also the recipient of a 2011 UMass Residential First-Year Experience Student Choice Award-an award that recognizes faculty for making a significant impact on the lives of students during their first year of college. Before coming to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he served as Adjunct Lecturer at Hunter College, CUNY and as Associate Instructor at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Appointed 2009

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