David Ferris is an associate professor of musicology in the Shepherd School of Music at Rice. He teaches seminars on the classical style, Mozart, Romantic song, Mendelssohn, Schumann, text and music, history of music theory and criticism, as well as a first-year writing intensive seminar on musical biography. His research interests include early 19th-century German Romantic song, musical biography, and the life and works of C. P. E. Bach. His works have appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, the Journal of Musicology, Music Theory Spectrum, and Music and Letters.
Fall 2018 brochures are being delivered!
Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
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