Morgan Rich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

  • Faculty
New Music Building 184
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College Major
Music History and Literature
Year Graduated

Educational Background

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Music History, Texas A&M-Commerce, 2019-Present
  • Adjunct Lecturer, General Humanities, University of Florida, 2018-2019
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Strategic Communications and Technical Writing, University of Florida, 2018-2019
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Humanities at Research Institutes in Germany and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung, 2017–2018
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Musicology, University of Florida, 2016–2017

Awards and Honors

  • University of Florida Graduate School Dissertation Award, 2016
  • Rey Longyear Student Paper Award, American Musicological Society South-Central Chapter, 2016
  • Student Creative Research Award, University of Florida Best of School Award, 2014
  • Madelyn Lockhart and Academic Association of University Women Emerging Scholar Award, 2014
  • The Madelyn M. Lockhart Graduate Student and Faculty Fellowship, University of Florida, 2013
  • Graduate School Doctoral Research Travel Award, University of Florida, 2013
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Germany, 2012
  • Anthony Jung Award for Best Graduate Student Paper at the European Studies, 2012
  • Mr. and Mrs. John V. D’Albora, Jr. Scholarship, University of Florida, 2012
  • Grinter Fellow, University of Florida, 2009-2012
  • Richard S. James Memorial Scholarship, Bowling Green State University, 2008

Professional Organizations

Featured Courses

MUS 1308 US Introduction Music Literature Majors or Non-Major
MUS 324 Global Music History II
MUS 523 Music of the Classic Era

Selected Publications

  • Chapter. “Theodor Adorno’s Musical Monographs: Challenging the Genre and Creating Historical Narratives” in Music Criticism 1900–1950, edited by Jordi Ballester and Gérman Gan Quesada, Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2018.
  • Textbook Article. “Arnold Schoenberg’s Piano Suite, op. 25” in A-R Online Music Anthology.
  • DVD review. “Barbara Hannigan: Concert Documentary by Barbara Hannigan, and: Lulu by Alban Berg,” MLA Notes 72, no. 3, March 2016.
  • CD review. “Eleanor Cory: ‘Chasing Time’” Albany Records Troy 1031 (2008), in International Alliance for Women in Music Journal 15, no. 1, 2009.

Selected Publications In Progress

  • Book, Theodor Adorno’s Vienna: Musical Context for Philosophical Thought
  • Book, Hybrid Thinking in Sound: Manfred Stahnke’s Aesthetic, Music, and Life. Co-authored with Navid Bargrizan.
  • Article, Musical Philosophy: Alban Berg, Theodor Adorno, and the Formulation of Negative Dialectics” (under review)
  • Article, “Metaphors of Light in Musical Form and Gestures: Analyzing Kaija Saariaho’s Notes on Light”
  • Article ,“Negative Dialectics and Adorno’s Philosophy of New Music”
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