faculty

Guy Urban

Associate Professor of Music

Departments

Music

Programs

Music

Contact

Watson M-209

(508) 286-3590

(508) 286-3565

About

Main Interests

Piano performance as soloist and as a member of the Gray Cliff Trio
Listening to, studying, and playing the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Debussy, Stravinsky, John Adams, Steve Reich, Frederic Rzewski, John Cage and others.

Other Interests

Computers (both in music and outside of music)
Composition
Certain narrow categories of jam-rock (Grateful Dead, Phish, Blues Traveller)
The music of Jane Siberry
Computer games, particularly 1st-person adventure and immersive 3-d, which I consider to involve many of the same psychological processes used to listen to and perform music

Degrees

M. M., New England Conservatory of Music

Research Interests

Theoretical underpinnings for the study of harmonic structure in American popular music.

Teaching Interests

Piano
Music theory
Criticism
The role of analysis in music performance

Student Projects

Performances over the past twenty years throughout New England and in New York City, as soloist and in chamber music; live radio broadcast performances on Boston stations WGBH and WBUR.