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John Winzenburg

Prof. John Winzenburg

Associate Dean of Research, Professor, Department of Music and Office of the Dean of Arts

Phone number3411-7618
ORCID number0000-0002-5734-9567



B.A. (Hamline), M.M. (Minnesota), DMA (Iowa)

Research area(s):

Musical experimentation by Aaron Avshalomov in pre-1949 Shanghai; hybridization and hybridity in Chinese-Western “fusion concertos”; Chinese choral music

Teaching area(s):

Choral music; conducting

Taught previously at:

Agnes Scott College (Atlanta)

Selected output(s):

“A New Multivoiced World: Bakhtinian Polyphony and the First Chinese-Western Fusion Concerto,” Journal of Musicological Research 37/3 (2018), pp. 209-238.

“Spanning the Timbral Divide: Tradition, Multiplicity, and Novelty in Chinese-Western Fusion Concerto Instrumentation,” book chapter in China and the West: Representation, Reception, and Reception, edited by Hon-Lun Yang and Michael Saffle, University of Michigan Press. (March 2017), pp. 186-204.

“Musical-Dramatic Experimentation in the Yangbanxi: A Case for Precedence in The Great Wall,” in Listening to China’s Cultural Revolution: Music, Politics, and Cultural Continuities, edited by Paul Clark, Pang Laikwan, and Tsai Tsan-Huang. London: Palgrave MacMillan (November 2015), pp. 189-212.

Half Moon Rising: Choral Music from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan, compiled and edited by John Winzenburg. London: Edition Peters, 2015.

“Heteroglossia and Traditional Vocal Genres in Chinese-Western Fusion Concertos,” in Perspectives of New Music Volume 51, No. 2 (Summer 2013), pp. 101-140.

Current project(s):

Quotation of Queries: Choral Encounters of Hong Kong, China, and the Distant West, PARMA Recordings/NAXOS (CD/digital release in April 2020)

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