Dr. Michael Oravitz: UNC Music Faculty
Assistant Professor of Music
Michael Oravitz (M.M. and Ph. D., Music Theory, Indiana University, Bloomington) maintains research interests in the music of Claude Debussy, musical form, meter, theory pedagogy, and aural skills strategies.
Michael has published on Debussy in Les Cahiers de la Société québécoise de recherche en musique (2013), with a forthcoming Fall 2015 publication in Res Musica. He has presented on Debussy at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Society of Music Theory Conference, the 2015 Rocky Mountain College Music Society (CMS) Conference, 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; the 2012 CMS 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 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 undergraduate theory pedagogy at the 2014 Rocky Mountain College Music Society Conference. He represents his College of Performing and Visual arts as its Faculty Fellow for UNC’s Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.
He is a member of the Society for Music Theory, the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory, and the College Music Society. He was Program Committee Chair for CMS’s 2012 Great Lakes Regional Conference and Program Committee member for both CMSGL and Music Theory Midwest in 2011.