Heather Platt

Professor of Music History and Musicology

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MU 305b  Phone: 765-285-5526  

School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Heather Platt joined the Ball State University School of Music faculty in the Autumn of 1994. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the Canberra School of Music, a Master of Music from the University of Adelaide, and a Ph. D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

A musicologist whose primary areas of interest are Brahms, 19th-century lieder, and Schenkerian analysis.  Her publications on Brahms’s lieder concern their text-music relationships, musical structure, links to contemporary arts, and critical reception.  With Peter H. Smith she coedited Expressive Intersections in Brahms: Essays in Analysis and Meaning (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.  Her chapter in this volume is “Brahms’s Mädchenlieder and Their Cultural Context.”  The revised edition of her annotated Brahms bibliography appeared in 2011 as Johannes Brahms: A Research and Information Guide; it is part of the Routledge Music Bibliographies series. Articles have appeared in Brahms Studies, The Journal of Musicology, The Compleat Brahms, All Kinds of Music: In Honor of Andrew D. McCredie, Newsletter of the American Brahms Society, Intégral, International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music, and Indiana Theory Review. Review articles on publications about Brahms have appeared in The Journal of Music Theory, 19th-Century Music Review, and The Pendragon Review.  Her dissertation on Brahms’s lieder won the inaugural Karl Geiringer Award for Dissertation Research, sponsored by the American Brahms Society.

Dr. Platt has read papers at national and international music theory and musicology conferences in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.  She has served as managing editor of RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and Theory and Practice, and on committees of the American Musicological Society.  She served as the President of the Board of Directors of the American Brahms Society from 2007 to 2011, and is currently a member of the Board.

Course Schedule
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    Survey of Music Lite
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    200
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    1
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    1000-1050
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    F
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    MU 303
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    Survey of Music Lite
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    MU 303
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    Music History
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    331
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    MU 303
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    Music: Preclassic/Cl
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    436
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    MU 301
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    Preclassical/Classic
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    536
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    MU 301
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    Graduate History Rev
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    601
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    1730-2010
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    MU 301
School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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