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Claire Boge receives teaching award

Claire L. Boge (music) was awarded the E. Phillips Knox Teaching Award at Miami’s fall commencement Dec. 17.

The $3,000 award was established by E. Phillips Knox (Miami ’68) to recognize creative, innovative and engaging teaching methods at the undergraduate level. Miami’s Committee on the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching selected Boge for the award.

Boge’s student-centered teaching is based on the philosophy that "each and every student is significant and that music theory is so important that everyone deserves the best chance of getting it to the best of his or her abilities."

In a letter notifying Boge of the award, Provost Ronald Crutcher noted her "strong record of teaching excellence, outstanding scholarship of teaching and evidence of effective student learning outcomes."

Her reputation as a scholar/teacher is well-known in professional music theory circles and, in 1998, she was a founding member of the Society for Music Theory’s special interest group in music theory pedagogy.

She is author of Scales, Intervals, Keys, Triads, Rhythm, and Meter: A Programmed Course in Elementary Music Theory, With an Introduction to Part Writing (W.W. Norton & Co., 1999).

Boge joined Miami’s faculty in 1986, after teaching seven years at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. She earned a doctorate and master’s degrees in music theory from the University of Michigan and a bach-elor’s from the University of Dayton.

Previous recipients of the E. Phillips Knox Award are Osama M. Ettouney, manufacturing engineering, 1995; Donald Kaufman, zoology, 1996; Steven Bauer, English, 1997; and Glenn J. Platt, economics, 1998.

Date Published: 01/13/2000
Volume: 19   Number: 20

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