Professor of Music
Music Theory, Counterpoint, Form and Analysis, Pedagogy of Theory, Arranging, Composition
Ph.D. in Music Theory, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. in Music Theory, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
B.A. in Music, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Phone: (940) 898-2500
Dr. James H. Chenevert teaches first and second year music theory and aural skills, counterpoint, form and analysis, arranging, music theory pedagogy, and composition. He served as Chair of TWU’s Department of Music & Drama from 2002 to 2011. From 1987 to 2002 he taught at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and served as Chair of its Music Department from 1991 to 2002. His dissertation research comprised a translation and commentary on Simon Sechter’s treatise: Die grundsätze der musikalischen Komposition (The Principles of Musical Composition) of 1853-54.
Dr. Chenevert serves as a visiting evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Music. Other professional associations include the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers (charter member), the College Music Society, and the Society for Music Theory.
Dr. Chenevert has composed works for piano, guitar, voice, chorus, chamber ensembles, and electronic instruments. Recent works and performances include Next Corner for guitar duet, premiered at Chamber Art Madrid (Spain) in July, 2010 by Carlo Pezzimenti and Michael Skorcz; Fantasy for Clarinet and Two Guitars, featured at Chamber Art Madrid, 2010, premiered at TWU in April, 2008 by Garry Evans, clarinet, and guitarists Carlo Pezzimenti and Aaron Cotton; Chanson des Enfants, for guitar duet, featured at Chamber Art Madrid 2010, premiered in Madrid in March, 2006, recorded on the Mapleshade Records label by Carlo Pezzimenti and Aaron Cotton, and featured on a tour of France and Spain in March, 2009 by the same artists in a program of music by North American and Latin American composers; Ballade for solo piano, premiered at TWU in January, 2009 by Gabriel Bita; Allegretto for Flute and Piano, performed at the La Crosse New Music Festival in November, 2007 by Barb Tristano and Christopher Frye; Sidelight for woodwind quintet and piano, was composed for choreographer Jeff Kaplan’s dance composition of the same name and premiered in December, 2005 at TWU with music performance by TWU’s Zephyr Winds faculty ensemble.
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