The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointments of Michèle Duguay, Andrew Goldman and Orit Hilewicz to its Department of Music Theory faculty. Each has been appointed assistant professor of music in music theory, with Goldman also working with IU’s Cognitive Science Program.
Duguay will earn a doctorate in music theory from the CUNY Graduate Center in September. Goldman is a visiting assistant professor of music in music theory at the Jacobs School. Hilewicz has been assistant professor of music theory at the Eastman School of Music since 2017.
“I am really pleased that Drs. Duguay, Goldman and Hilewicz are joining our faculty this fall,” said Jeremy Allen, David Henry Jacobs Bicentennial Dean (Interim). “Each of them brings expertise in new and exciting areas of study to the Jacobs School, and all are gifted and inspiring teachers. I congratulate our Music Theory Department on these outstanding hires.”
Duguay researches vocal performance, virtual space and gendered meanings in popular music. Her dissertation, “Gendering the Virtual Space: Sonic Femininities and Masculinities in Contemporary Top-40 Music,” was awarded the SMT-40 dissertation fellowship from the Society for Music Theory.
Duguay has taught music theory at The City College of New York and Lehman College, and is cofounder of the Engaged Music Theory Working Group, which encourages music scholars to engage directly with issues of cultural politics.
A music theorist and cognitive scientist, Goldman was in the inaugural cohort of Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience at Columbia University and held a postdoctoral position with the Music, Cognition, and the Brain initiative at Western University before joining the faculty at IU.
Goldman’s research considers how scientific methods can be used to learn about musical perception and cognition in principle. He also designs and conducts behavioral and neuroscientific experiments with musicians.
Hilewicz’s research focuses on the intersection of post-tonal music with visual and literary arts. Her current project studies musical representation in works by Luciano Berio, Morton Feldman and Caroline Shaw.
Hilewicz has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on music in multimedia, critical theory of sound and music, and theory of tonal and post-tonal music.
“The Music Theory Department is thrilled to welcome professors Duguay, Goldman and Hilewicz, each of whom brings a unique and exciting specialty to our already eclectic faculty,” said Kyle Adams, chair of the department. “We look forward to watching their careers grow and are grateful for all that they will contribute to the Jacobs School.”