Macalester Names Tenure-Track Professor in Music
September 09, 2011
St. Paul, Minn. – Victoria Malawey has joined the Macalester College Music Department as a tenure-track assistant professor.
Malawey received her BM from Roosevelt University, Chicago Musical College, her MM and PhD from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. She comes to Macalester from Kenyon College where she was an assistant professor of Music.
Malawey’s research interests include the analysis of songs, popular music, music theory pedagogy, and gender studies. 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. Her dissertation titled “Temporal Process, Repetition, and Voice in Björk’s Medúlla” won the Dean’s Dissertation Prize at Indiana University in 2009.
At Kenyon College, she was the recipient of the Mrs. Giles Whiting Teaching Fellowship in 2008–09. In 2005, she was the recipient of the Lieber Memorial Teaching Associate Award at Indiana University.
As a composer, Malawey has written compositions for mixed chamber and vocal ensembles, which have been performed at venues throughout the U.S. and in Athens, Greece.
Her courses this year will include Music Theory I, Music Theory II and Basic Musicianship.
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