Hooper Speaks on Schenker’s Conception of Sonata Form

Jason Hooper, a lecturer in music theory in the department of music and dance, will speak on “Schenker’s Conception of Sonata Form before the Urlinie: History, Theory, and Aesthetics” on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 3:45 p.m. in 155 Fine Arts Center.

Hooper will discussHeinrich Schenker’s traditional approach to sonata form from his Formenlehre and provide a new context to reconsider Schenker’s late work and its relationship to more recent theories of form. Analyses of Beethoven’s late piano sonatas and Haydn’s string quartets are part of the talk.

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.

Hooper received a 2011 UMass Residential First-Year Experience Student Choice Award recognizing faculty for making a significant impact on the lives of students during their first year of college.

Winner of 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,” he also presented work on the recent music of Elliott Carter at the 2009 annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory, and 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.

The lecture is free and open to the public.