Anna Rose Nelson

Music Theory


Anna Rose Nelson is a candidate in music theory. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Theory/Composition from St. Olaf College (2012) and a Master of Arts in Music Theory from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (2015). Her dissertation explores the intersection of the use of small, aphoristic forms in the modernist string quartets of Brian Ferneyhough, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Anton Webern and the writings of critical theorists Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno through sketch study and close, terminological analysis. In her free time, Anna enjoys playing viola in contemporary music ensembles, working as SMTD’s steward for the campus graduate-student union (GEO), and playing with her cat, Edie.



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