Assistant Professor (music theory) and Chair
Music Building, 214
Victoria Malawey is Associate Professor and Chair of the of the Music Department at Macalester College where she teaches courses in music theory. Her research interests include the analysis of songs, popular music, music theory pedagogy, and gender studies. In 2007, she completed the Ph.D. in music theory at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with her dissertation titled “Temporal Process, Repetition, and Voice in Björk’s Medúlla,” which won the Dean’s Dissertation Prize in 2009. She has written articles on a wide range of topics—including Björk’s music, Amy Beach’s songs, and the analysis of cover songs—which have been published in scholarly journals, such as Music Theory Online and The Journal of the Royal Musical Association, and in a collection of essays titled Pop-Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom: Teaching Tools from American Idol to YouTube.
As a composer, Malawey has written compositions for mixed chamber and vocal ensembles, which have been performed at venues throughout the U.S. and as far as Athens, Greece. She studied composition with Robert Lombardo at Roosevelt University and Sven-David Sandström at Indiana University.
Prior to joining the faculty in 2011, Malawey taught at Kenyon College, where she was the recipient of the Mrs. Giles Whiting Teaching Fellowship in 2008–09. In 2005, she was awarded the Lieber Memorial Teaching Associate Award at Indiana University.
Bachelor of Music, Roosevelt University, Chicago Musical College
PhD in music theory and Master of Music, Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music