Instructor, Musicology

Miguel J. Ramirez holds a Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Music from the University of Chicago, as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts in Oboe Performance from Boston University and an Artist Diploma in Orchestral Studies from the Hochschule für Musik of Frankfurt, Germany.  As an oboist, Dr. Ramirez has performed with the Costa Rican National Symphony Orchestra and the Paducah Symphony (Kentucky).  As a musicologist, he has taught at the Universidad de Costa Rica, the University of Chicago, Mansfield University, and Western Kentucky University.  Dr. Ramirez’s research interests include Austro-German music and culture in the nineteenth century, the music of Anton Bruckner, the history of tonal theory, neo-Riemannian theory, eighteenth-century performance practice, and the cultural links between Germany and Latin America during the Third Reich.  His articles and book reviews have been published in Music Analysis and Music Theory Online.

Musicology and Ethnomusicology Professors and Instructors

Pedro Aponte

Pedro Aponte
Associate Professor, Musicology Area Coordinator
apontepr@jmu.edu
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Mary Jean Speare

Mary Jean Speare
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies and Admissions, Associate Director of the School of Music
spearemj@jmu.edu
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