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Department of Music - Miguel Ramirez

Miguel Ramirez

Miguel Ramirez



Miguel J. Ramirez holds a Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Music from the University of Chicago, as well as an artist diploma from the Hochschule für Musik of Frankfurt, Germany, and a DMA in oboe performance from Boston University.  Dr. Ramirez worked with the Costa Rican National Symphony Orchestra for several years; and he has recently performed with the Paducah Symphony (Kentucky), and the Gateway Chamber Orchestra (Tennessee).  As a musicologist, Dr. Ramirez has taught at the Universidad de Costa Rica, the University of Chicago, Mansfield University, Lehman College, and Austin Peay State University.  His research interests include Austro-German music and culture in the nineteenth century, the music of Anton Bruckner, the history of music theory, neo-Riemannian theory, eighteenth-century performance practice, and the cultural links between Germany/Austria and Latin America during the Third Reich.  His monographs and book reviews have been published in Music Analysis 32 (2013) and Music Theory Online 17.4 (2011) (

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