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John T. Brobeck

Professor, Music

Director, Graduate Studies-Music

Music Bldg, Room 228

John Thomas Brobeck. Degrees: B. Mus. magna cum laude Westminster Choir College (1976); Ph.D. History and Theory of Music U. of Penna. (1991); post-graduate studies choral conducting, organ, harpsichord. Memberships: AMS, AGO, ACDA (lifetime), CMS. Offices: Director of Graduate Studies (2011 ff.) and Graduate Advisor FFSOM UA (2015 ff.); Coordinator Musicology FFSOM UA (1992-2013); President Rocky Mountain Chapter AMS (1995-6, 2002-3, 2009-10, 2017-18); chapter representative to the National Council  of the AMS (2018-21); board member for musicology Pacific Southwest Chapter CMS (2009-13); Interim President PSW Chapter CMS (2012-13); Program Chair annual meeting PSW Chapter CMS 2011, 2012; Program Committee national CMS meeting 2012. Recipient of the UA College of Fine Arts Roy A. and Stardust Johnson Faculty Mentoring Award, 2011-12.

The principal focus of Prof. Brobeck's research is French music and musical patronage during the 15th and 16th centuries. Publications: articles in Musica disciplina (1993); The Journal of the American Musicological Society (1995); The Journal of Musicology (1998); 9 articles for The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, rev.ed. (2002); 5 articles for Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, rev. ed. (2003 ff.); an article in Epitome musical (2010); and "A Music Book for Mary Tudor, Queen of France," Early Music History 35 (2016):1-93..

He has taught a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate music history and musicology courses at the UA, including doctoral seminars in Baroque oratorio, symphonic literature, the music of Bach, the music of Beethoven, and Baroque performance practice, and also prepared and teaches fully online versions of Music 330a and 330b (the upper division music history survey required of all UA undergraduate music majors). He has served on over 200 graduate student committees during the past 4 years.

He directed the Collegium Musicum of the university from 1989-2004, during which time the group performed works ranging from the Machaut Mass through Bach's St. John Passion, and currently coaches the student ensemble Arizona Baroque. He also holds an appointment as Organist and Director of Music at Northminster Presbyterian Church, Tucson, where he has conducted and/or accompanied a number of major choral works, including Requiem settings by Brahms, Fauré, and Mozart, Mass settings by Haydn and Mozart, and oratorios such as Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation, and Mendelssohn's Elijah. He is active locally as an organ recitalist and has a longstanding relationship with the University of Arizona choirs as a harpsichord or organ accompanist. The latter relationship includes a performance of the Duruflé Requiem in April 2012 with the Arizona Choir.

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Arizona Arts

We asked The University of Arizona School of Dance alumna Erina Ueda (BFA ‘21, Dance) ...

What have you been up to?

I’m currently a professional dancer with the Giordano Dance Chicago, America’s original jazz dance company in Chicago, Illinois. It has been a magical experience so far being a part of their legacy, representing as their first Asian dancer, performing at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Harris Theater and the Auditorium Theatre, and touring around the state & country. This spring, I was invited to be interviewed by the Consultant General of Japan in Chicago.

Not only I work as a professional dancer, but I work as a social media consultant and a videographer for the GDC. I also teach dance classes: ballet, jazz, tap and acrobat, at many different studios in the city, as well as being invited to teach at summer intensives and master classes from other states.

It has been a whole new world, a dream come true, and I cannot wait to continue learning and growing, become stronger, and perform with the incredible Giordano Dance Chicago, who I call my family, as we enter our 60th season!

It is such an honor to be recognized by you. Thank you so much for reaching out; I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the experience I had at UofA ❤️💙

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> Including a New Yorker ad, featuring Erina and a poster with both Erina and Skyler Newcom (BFA '19).

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"The Room Where it Happens" is a masterclass-style workshop to better prepare young singers as they are auditioning for schools and shows. Participants get tips on how to pick impactful songs as well as how to get the attention of the panel one's performing for. They will also discuss 32-bar cuts and what else one should have prepared.

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