Dr Matt Bribitzer-Stull
Dr Matt Bribitzer-Stull
Associate Professor: Theory / Composition
Matthew Bribitzer-Stull, a native of Minnesota, joined the faculty of the School of Music in 2002. Previously, he taught at Penn State University and the Eastman School of Music. Bribitzer-Stull received the Ph.D. in music theory from Eastman in 2001. During his tenure there he served as co-editor of the journal Intégral. His doctoral thesis examined thematic development and dramatic association in Wagner's Ring.
Bribitzer-Stull's teaching and research interests include: Wagner, counterpoint, pedagogy, and the intersections between tonal structure and extra-musical association. He has delivered papers and presentations on these topics to regional, national, and international audiences at more than 20 venues. His publications appear in: Journal of Music Theory (forthcoming), Music Analysis, Intégral, Journal of Schenkerian Studies (forthcoming), Music Theory Spectrum, Journal of Musicological Research, Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, and in New Millennium Wagner Studies: Essays on Music and Culture (Palgrave 2007), an interdisciplinary essay anthology of which Bribitzer-Stull is also co-editor. Most recently, Oxford University Press has published the 940-page Anthology for Analysis and Performance. His book, Understanding the Leitmotif: From Wagner to Hollywood Film Music is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press
Bribitzer-Stull was a fellow at the Mannes Institute on Chromaticism at Yale in June of 2006 and has served in a variety of leadership positions with the Society for Music Theory and Music Theory Midwest. He was named the 2007 Emerging Scholar by the Society for Music Theory. His current research is devoted to completing a book on musical themes and musical association from Wagner to contemporary film music.
- Richard Strauss
- music theory
- German Romantic music traditions
- french horn
- theory pedagogy
- nineteenth-century theory and analysis
- musical form and tonal structure
- musical associativity
- chromatic harmony
- Ph.D.: Music Theory, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.
- The End of Die Feen and Wagner's Beginnings: An Early Example of Double-Tonic Complex and Associative Theme: Bribitzer-Stull, Matt, Music Analysis, 25/3 315-40, 2006.
- Contention in the Classroom: Encouraging Debate and Alternate Readings in the Undergraduate Theory Class: Bribitzer-Stull, Matt, Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, 17 21-46, 2003.
- Did You Hear Love's Fond Farewell?': Some Examples of Thematic Irony in Wagner's Ring: Bribitzer-Stull, Matt, Journal of Musicological Research, 23/2 123-57, 2004.
- Thematic Development and Dramatic Association in Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. Bribitzer-Stull, Matt, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, 2001.
- The A-flat - C - E Complex in the Nineteenth Century: Chords, Keys, and Contexts: Bribitzer-Stull, Matt, Music Theory Spectrum, 28/2 167-90, 2006.
- On Naming Themes: Bribitzer-Stull, Matt, Palgrave, Richard Wagner for the New Millennium: Essays in Music and Culture, 89-108, 2007.
- Richard Wagner for the New Millennium: Essays in Music and Culture. Bribitzer-Stull, Matt, Alex Lubet, Gottfried Wagner, Palgrave, Co-Editor, 2007.
- Understanding the Leitmotive: Musical Themes, Musical Association, and the Paradigm of Wagner's Ring. Bribitzer-Stull, Matt, Author, forthcoming.
- Presentation (multiple venues): "From Nibelheim to Hollywood:" The Associativity of Harmonic Progression.". Bribitzer-Stull, Matt, Author.
- The Cadenza as Parenthesis: An Analytic Approach: Bribitzer-Stull, Matt, Journal of Music Theory, 50/2 211-51, 2006.
- Echoes of Alberich's Anguish: Compositional Unity, Analytic Plurality, and Wagner's Das Rheingold: Bribitzer-Stull, Matt, Journal of Schenkerian Studies, 3 59-91, 2008.
- Hearing Wagner in Till Eulenspiegel: Strauss's Merry Pranks Reconsidered: Bribitzer-Stull, Matt, Robert Gauldin, Integral, 21 1-39, 2007.
- Lingering Dissonances in Wagner Scholarship: Bribitzer-Stull, Matt, Alex Lubet, Palgrave, Richard Wagner for the New Millennium: Essays in Music and Culture, xii-xvi, 2007.
- Musical Development and Dramatic Association in Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. Bribitzer-Stull, Matt, Eastman School of Music, Author, 2001.
- Anthology of Music for Performance and Analysis. Bribitzer-Stull, Matt, Author, forthcoming.
- Co-Editor: Integral, 1999 - 2000
- Oberline Wind/Brass/Percussion Recitals and Studio Class Performances: 1990 - 1996
- Masterclass performances with Peter Kurau (1993, 1996), Vincent Chickowitz (1994), and Richard King (1994)
- Substitute with the Erie, PA Philharmonic: 1994
- "The A-C-E complex: Association, tonal structure, and the development of a compositional strategy": presentation to the Society for Music Theory, October 31, 2002
- Oberlin and Eastman brass quintets: 1990 - 1999
- "The A-C-E complex: Association, tonal structure, and the development of a compositional strategy": presentation to the Music Theory Society of New York State, April 28, 2002
- "Contention in the classroom: Encouraging debate and alternate analytic readings in the undergraduate theory class": presentation at the College Music Society National Meeting, September 27, 2002
- Active chamber musician in State College Area: 2000
- Sub/extra with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: 2004 - present
- "Musical Parentheses, 6/4 Chords, and the Performer as Analyst: Another Look at the Cadenza": Paper presented to the Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting in Madison, WI, November 2004
- Secretary, Theory/Musicology Area: School of Music, University of Minnesota , 2002
- Member: Undergraduate Committee, School of Music, University of Minnesota , 2002
- Member: Society for Music Theory , 1997
- Member: Oberlin Conservatory Committee
- Member: Music Theory Society of New York State , 1996
- Member: New England Conference of Music Theorists , 1998
- Member: International Horn Society , 1992
- Member: College Music Society , 1999
- Member: Diversity Committee of the Society for Music Theory
- Member: American Musicological Society (New York chapter) , 1999
- Chair of Lingering Dissonances: Wagner 2003 Conference, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota: 2002
- Chair: Undergraduate Core Curriculum Task Force, School of Music, University of Minnesota , 2002
- Board Member: Music Theory Society of New York State
- Scheduler, Theory/Composition Division: School of Music, University of Minnesota , 2002
- Oberlin Alumni Recruiter
- Oberlin Conservatory Cluster Agent
- Member: Twin Cities Wagner Society
- Contribution Coordinator: Oberlin LAMBDA Alumni
- Steering Committee Member: Oberlin LAMBDA Alumni
- University of Rochester Edward Peck Curtis Teaching Award, 1999 - 2000
- Penn State University Teaching Award Nominee, 2002
- MTSNYS 2000 Emerging Scholar Award Nominee, 2000
- Edward Peck Curtis Award
- Eastman School of Music Teaching Assistant Prize, 1998 - 1999
- CMS Travel Grant for Outstanding Paper Proposal, 2000
- University of Rochester Sproull Fellowship, 1995 - 1997
- Summer Research Fellowship, Summer 2004 - Summer 2004
- McKnight Fellowship, Summer 2004 - Summer 2004
- Society for Music Theory Emerging Scholar Award for The Ab-C-E Complex, 2007 - 2007
- Fellow, Mannes Institute for Advanced Studies in Music Theory, 2006 - 2006
- MUS 1501 - Music Theory
- MUS 5950 - Analysis of Orchestral Literature