December 19, 2023

Associate Professor of Music Theory Christopher White and Assistant Professor of Music Theory Catrina Kim were both recognized with Emerging Scholar Awards at the Society of Music Theory’s Annual Conference, which took place in Denver, Colorado in early November 2023. Each year, the Society recognizes the authors of books and peer-reviewed articles that make significant contributions to the discipline of music theory.

A headshot of Catrina Kim in front of a window.

Kim (pictured at right) received her award for her article, "Issues in Teaching Music Theory Ethically: Reframing University Directives of Antiracist and Decolonized Curricula," which originally appeared in the Music Theory Society of New York State’s journal Theory and Practice. Her work has also appeared in publications such as Music Theory Spectrum, and the book Expanding the Canon: Black Composers in the Music Theory Classroom, edited by Melissa Hoag with Aaron Grant.

A headshot of Christopher White.

White (pictured at left) was recognized for his book, The Music In The Data: Corpus Analysis, Music Analysis, and Tonal Traditions, which explores the use of “big data” techniques to study how we hear and write music. The book was published by Routledge Press in 2022. His articles have appeared in such venues as Music PerceptionMusic Theory Online, and Music Theory Spectrum. White has also contributed essays to SlateThe Daily Beast, and The Chicago Tribune on a wide range of topics, including music analysis, computational modeling, and artificial intelligence.