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Dr. Michael Oravitz: UNC Music Faculty

Dr. Michael Oravitz

Assistant Professor of Music

Music Theory
Frasier 123A

Michael Oravitz (M.M. and Ph. D., Music Theory, Indiana University, Bloomington) maintains research interests in the music of Claude Debussy, musical form, meter, music theory pedagogy and aural skills strategies.

Michael has published on Debussy in Les Cahiers de la Société québécoise de recherche en musique (2013) and has presented on Debussy at The Seventh International Conference on Music Theory (Tallinn, 2014); the 2013 CMS Great Lakes Conference; the 2012 International Multidisciplinary Colloquium on Music at the University of Quebec, Montreal; the 2012 College Music Society’s South Central Conference; the 2008 AMS/SMT Joint Conference in Nashville; the 2007 European Music Analysis Conference in Freiburg; and the 2010 and 2006 Music Theory Midwest Conferences. He was Guest Speaker at Butler University’s 2012 Sesquicentennial Debussy Celebration.

He has published and presented on aural skills strategies in the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy (2012) and at the 2008 Music Theory Midwest Conference respectively, and has presented on pedagogical approaches to undergraduate theory at the 2014 Rocky Mountain College Music Society Conference. He is Faculty Fellow for the College of Performing and Visual Arts at UNC’s Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. 

He is a member of the following organizations: Society for Music Theory, Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory, and College Music Society. He was Program Committee Chair for the College Music Society’s Great Lakes Regional Conference (CMSGL) in 2012 and Program Committee member for both the CMSGL and Music Theory Midwest conferences in 2011.