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Deborah Heckert

Adjunct Lecturer, History/Theory
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Undergraduate Program Director
deborah.heckert@stonybrook.edu

Deborah Heckert was awarded a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University, where her dissertation explored the British revival of the masque in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She has contributed essays to the recent volumes  Elgar and His World and  British Music and Modernism, 1895-1960 and has presented papers at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, the Biennial Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain, and the biennial NABMSA Conference. She is a recipient of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Fellowship and of a fellowship at the Yale Center for British Art. Her current research interests focus on British modernism in the early decades of the twentieth century, the role of history in the identity politics of the English Musical Renaissance, and the intersections between British music and the visual arts. The publication of her monograph  Composing History should appear from Boydell and Brewer in Spring 2016 and she is in the process of preparing an English edition of the memoires of the late eighteenth-early nineteenth century Italian composer and teacher Giacomo Ferrari. 

Deborah has taught at the University of Virginia, Utah State University, and Brooklyn College-CUNY before returning to teach at Stony Brook, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate seminars on 19 th and 20 th century topics, and courses for general students on women and music, opera, Baroque and Romantic music, as well as the department’s Introduction to Western Music.  Deborah also teaches in the Stony Brook Program of Writing and Rhetoric.

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