Associate Professor of Musicology and Director of Research
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B.Mus., A.B., Univ. of Michigan
M.A., Ph.D., Univ. of Chicago
Mark Clague researches all forms of music-making in the United States, especially the classical tradition in Chicago, focusing on the functional aesthetic of music, critical geography, and the interrelationship of music and society. Professor Clague served as Executive Editor for Music of the United States of America for six years.
His articles appear in American Music and the Black Music Research Journal as well as the International Dictionary of Black Composers and The Encyclopedia of Chicago. He is at work on books for the University of California and Illinois Presses.
Professor Clague has presented papers at national meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Ethnomusicology, the Center for Black Music Research, and Feminism and Music Theory and frequently lectures around the country. His awards include the University of Michigan's Stanley Medal, a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, the Wayne C. Booth Teaching Prize, and, most recently, the 2003 Wiley Housewright Dissertation Prize of the Society for American Music.
In May 2004, his LIVING MUSIC project was awarded a Teaching With Technology Fellowship by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. He has been a presenter at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Conference and the University Provost's Seminar on Teaching.
Before joining the Michigan faculty, Professor Clague was bassoonist with the Chicago Civic and Rockford Symphonies and played periodically with the Grant Park and Chicago Symphony Orchestras. In March 2003, he performed André Jolivet's Concerto pour basson, orchestra a cordes et piano (1954) as the Concerto Competition Winner of the University of Michigan Campus Symphony Orchestra. He has given pre-concert talks for the Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Chicago Symphonies.
Professor Clague serves as Associate Director of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance's American Music Institute and as faculty advisor to the American Music Study Group, an interdisciplinary study group.
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