Taylor Hawver and Frances Bortle Hawver Professor of Music; Chair, Division of the Arts
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Music
Academic Expertise: Music
Area of Specialization: Late 20th-century classical and experimental music
Biography:B.Mus., Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.Mus., D.Mus., Northwestern University. Recipient, Peabody Award (2003); American Music Center Letter of Distinction (2003). Taught at Bucknell University, Columbia University, Northwestern University, Brooklyn College, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Books include Robert Ashley (2012), No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage’s 4’33” (2010); Music Downtown: Writings from the Village Voice (2006); American Music in the 20th Century (1997); The Music of Conlon Nancarrow (1995); ); and, as co-editor, The Ashgate Companion to Minimalist and Postminimalist Music (2013). Vice president of the Charles Ives Society. Music on the New World, New Albion, Mode, Cold Blue, Lovely Music, and other record labels. At Bard since 1997.
- Research Interests: microtonality and historical tunings; American music after 1980; experimental music; minimalism
- Teaching Interests: 19th-century music; 18th-century instrumental music; Renaissance counterpoint
- Other Interests: 18th-century instrumental music; 19th-century music; medieval music