Chair of Composition, Music Theory, and Musicology / Associate Professor of Musicology
S. Andrew Granade is Associate Professor of Musicology and Chair of the Composition, Music Theory, and Musicology Division at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. He completed his Ph.D. in Musicology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2005, and also holds a Master of Music from UIUC as well as Bachelor degrees in Piano Performance and in History from Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR. Prior to coming to UMKC, Dr. Granade taught for three years at Millikin University, Decatur, IL.
Granade currently teaches both semesters of the undergraduate survey of music history as well as graduate courses in research and bibliography in music, 19th, 20th, and 21st century music, Asian music, film music, and various aspects of American music, particularly those of the experimental tradition. His teaching has been awarded at UMKC by the Chancellor’s Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010) and the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Excellence in Teaching Award (2010).
Granade’s research focuses on the reception and perception of music in a variety of forms and genres, and he recently completed a book exploring the impact of the hobo persona on Harry Partch’s life, work, and reception, as well as the issues of exoticism that arise from it titled Harry Partch, Hobo Composer and published by the University of Rochester Press as part of the Eastman Studies in Music. He also has an active interest in film music, particularly that of science fiction film and television, minimalism, music history pedagogy, and the interplay between Chinese and American music in the 20th century.
He has presented his research throughout the United States, Canada, China, England, and Belgium, and published articles and reviews in the Journal of the Society for American Music, Music and the Moving Image, American Music, Oxford Handbooks Online, The Hymn, and Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association.
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Posthorn newsletter interview with Andrew Granade about his book Harry Partch, Hobo Composer