Elizabeth Hoover, Musicology

230 Center for the Performing Arts
(513) 529-2054

Elizabeth Hoover
holds a PhD in musicology from the University of Pittsburgh where her dissertation reassessed the cultural, social and aesthetic importance of American avant-garde music through an examination of multimedia collaborations performed in the 1960s. A chapter from this dissertation, entitled “Variations V: ‘Escaping Stagnation’ through Movement of Signification,” was published as an article in the Fall 2010 issue of Current Musicology.

Other research interests include music and philosophy, indeterminacy and open form, music and technology, film music, and the intersections of sound, image and gesture throughout the twentieth century in Europe and the United States. She has lectured at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and presented papers at various symposiums and conferences, including those held by the Society for American Music, American Musicological Society and American Association of Italian Studies. Elizabeth was most recently awarded a stipend from the Earle Brown Music Foundation to conduct research at the Earle Brown Archive in Rye, New York in July 2012. The research was accepted for presentation at "Beyond Notation: An Earle Brown Symposium", January 18-19, 2013 at Northeastern University.

Dr. Hoover's other degrees include an MA in musicology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008, and the Bachelor of Arts in music from Miami University in 2006.