Dr. Michael Oravitz
Assistant Professor of Music
Michael Oravitz earned his Bachelor of Science in Music at Eastern Michigan University and his M.M. and Ph. D. in Music Theory at Indiana University, Bloomington. His research interests include the music of Claude Debussy, musical form, music theory pedagogy and aural skills strategies.
Michael has published on Debussy in Les Cahiers de la Société québécoise de recherche en musique and has presented on the music of Debussy at 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, at the 2008 American Musicological Society/Society for Music Theory Joint Conference, the 2007 European Music Analysis in Freiburg and the 2010 and 2006 Music Theory Midwest Conferences. He was guest speaker for Butler University’s 2012 Concert/Lecture Series Celebrating the Awakening of the Modern: Debussy at his Sesquicentenary, held in conjunction with the meeting of the 2012 American Musicological Society–Midwest Chapter.
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.
Michael is a member of The Society for Music Theory, the Rocky Mountain SMT Chapter and the College Music Society. He served as Chair of the Program Committee for the College Music Society’s Great Lakes Regional Conference (CMSGL) in 2012 and as Program Committee member for both the CMSGL and Music Theory Midwest conferences in 2011.