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Zbigniew Granat

Zbigniew GranatAssociate Professor  
Office: Music House 21

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Boston University, Ph.D.
Jagiellonian University, MA
Jagiellonian University, BA 

Zbigniew Granat studied musicology at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and Boston University, where he completed his doctoral dissertation on Open Form and the Work-Concept: Notions of the Musical Work after Serialism. His research interests include the history of twentieth-century music (especially the avant-garde of the 1950s and 1960s, “sonorism,” music in the Cold War), musical aesthetics, history of music theory, ethnomusicology, and jazz. He served as editor of a special issue of Muzyka devoted to “sonoristics” and “sonorism” (2008) and contributed an essay on the subject to Music’s Intellectual History (RILM, 2009). He is the author of a book chapter on Boulez in Music and Literary Modernism (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006) and has published in Grove Music Online, Muzyka, Down Beat, Jazz Forum, Notes, Jazz Research Papers, and Polish Review. He is now completing a book on the open work in twentieth-century music. Granat has delivered papers and organized sessions at conferences held in Italy, England, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, and across the U.S. He has taught at Boston University, New England Conservatory of Music, and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Granat is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in three areas: classical music, world music, and jazz. 

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