Graduate students, faculty, and alumni from our Critical and Comparative Studies program recently made an impressive showing at the 2015 meeting of the American Musicological Society on November 12-15 in Louisville, Kentucky. Although our PhD program is still quite young, its presence was visible at this large meeting, and we were thrilled to be able to catch up with recent alums who are making their mark in teaching positions that span the country.
Meet percussionist/electronic performer Fernando Rocha, Visiting Scholar at the McIntire Department of Music
During the academic year of 2015-2016, the McIntire Department of Music is hosting Fernando Rocha as a Visiting Scholar among its body of faculty and collaborators. Currently Professor of Percussion at Federal University of Minas Gerais, in Brazil, Fernando Rocha received his doctoral degree from McGill University, where he presented a dissertation on “Works for percussion and computer-based live electronics: aspects of performance with technology”.
A music degree from the University of Virginia can take you to center stage, but it can also be an asset in the corporate world and even in the military.
“The connection between music and many people’s sense of their spiritual nature is one of the essential engines driving our mad (yet perfectly reasonable) devotion to music,” says Ted Coffey, associate professor in composition and computer technologies at UVA’s McIntire Department of Music.