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Kenneth Kreitner (Ph.D.), Music History

Kenneth Kreitner, Professor of Musicology and Assistant Director for Graduate Curriculum & Advising, received his Ph.D. in musicology from Duke University in 1990. A scholar of renaissance Spain, historical performance, and nineteenth-century American amateur bands, he is the author of Robert Ward: A Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1989), Discoursing Sweet Music: Town Bands and Community Life in Turn-of-the-Century Pennsylvania (University of Illinois Press, 1990), and The Church Music of Fifteenth-Century Spain (Boydell Press, 2004). He has also published articles in Early Music,Early Music History,Musica Disciplina, the Revista de Musicología, and the Journal of the Royal Musical Association. Dr. Kreitner is an active performer on early brass and woodwind instruments and directs the University's Collegium Musicum, the professional Memphis Consortium for Early Music, and the nineteenth-century Phosphate Band. In 2007 he was named recipient of the Union Planters Benjamin W. Rawlins Jr. Meritorious Professorship. Presented by the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the award recognizes exceptional achievement in teaching, scholarship, service, and outreach. He also received the University of Memphis Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000 and the Robert M. Stevenson Award, for outstanding scholarship in Iberian music, from the American Musicological Society in 2007.

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