Julie (Scrivener) Nemire — Brief Biography

Education

Ph.D., music theory, Michigan State University, December 2002. Dissertation Chair: Bruce B. Campbell, Ph.D. Dissertation title: “Representations of Time and Space in the Player Piano Studies of Conlon Nancarrow.”
Highlights: 2001–2002 MSU Dissertation Completion Fellowship; 2001 Paul Harder Fellowship in music theory.
Master of Music, music composition, Western Michigan University, 1987. Major teacher: Ramon Zupko. Thesis: “Magnificat” for women’s chorus, soprano solo, organ, flute, violin, and horn.

Bachelor of Music, composition/theory and voice, Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA), 1984. Presidential Scholar.

Publications

“The Use of Ratios in the Player Piano Studies of Conlon Nancarrow,” in Proceedings of Bridges 2001: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science [July 27–29, 2001], pp. 159–66. Winfield, KS: Southwestern College.

“Applications of Fractal Geometry to the Player Piano Music of Conlon Nancarrow,” in Proceedings of Bridges 2000: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science [July 28–30, 2000], pp. 185–92. Winfield, KS: Southwestern College.

“Celebration Overture,” piano solo, The Church Pianist, November 1991.

“A Song for Mother’s Day,” piano solo, The Church Pianist, May 1991.

Conference Presentations

“Convergence Points and Their Formal Significance in the Tempo Canons of Conlon Nancarrow,” Twelfth Annual Music Theory Midwest Conference, Cincinnati, OH, April 20–21, 2001.

“Folk Song Collecting in the Traditions of Francis Child, Olive Dame Campbell, and Cecil Sharp: Implications for Cultural Survival,” regional meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Chicago State University, March 4, 2000.

“Applications of Fractal Geometry to the Player Piano Music of Conlon Nancarrow,” Tenth Annual Pacific Northwest Graduate Music Students Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, October 15–17, 1999.

Employment

2002–present: Part-time instructor, School of Music, Western Michigan University. Taught sections of Seminar in Music Theory for graduate students, Basic Music III (third semester of undergraduate theory sequence), and First-Year Seminar for new freshman and transfer students.

1987–present
: Western Michigan University. 1990–2000: The Graduate College, thesis/dissertation advisor. 2000–2006: Medieval Institute Publications, Production Editor. 2006–present: The Graduate College, Director, Awards and Special Projects.

1986–present: Gull Lake United Methodist Church, Richland, Michigan. 2000–present: music director. Responsibilities include: worship accompanist (piano and organ), chancel choir director, chime choir director. Prior to 2000, in addition to accompanying worship, duties included serving as choral accompanist and choral director as needed.

Other Interests

Concerts; music composition; theatre; Sacred Harp singing; slow-pitch softball; travel; pets.

Last updated: 21-AUG-2009.