Ceol Oighialla welcomes visiting US academic

Professor Chrisman pictured with President Denis Cummins, DkIT Governing Body Chair Mr Andrew Griffith and Dr Eibhlís Farrell

Ceol Oighialla welcomes visiting US academic The Department of Music and Creative Media were delighted to recently host An Foras Feasa Visiting Professor Richard Chrisman from Rutgers University, NJ. Professor Chrisman is Emeritus Dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts and Director of the Graduate School of Music at Rutgers. He received his undergraduate degree in Music from the University of California, Riverside and went on to Graduate School at YaleUniversity, where he received a PhD in Music Theory. His dissertation, under the tutelage of the renowned music theorist Allen Forte, proposed atheory of tonality for 20th-century music. His publications focus ondefining pitch relationships for post-tonal composition. Professor Chrisman gave masterclasses in analysis to both DkIT undergraduate and postgraduate research students and also a public lecture on Schenkerian analysis. He was deeply impressed by the wonderful new facilities for music and multimedia in the Carroll Building and the work being done topromote US partnerships by the Atlantic Academy of the Arts within the Department of Music and Creative Media.