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Samuel Granade PROFESSOR

    Research Description
    Most of my work centers on modern American music, particularly that of the so-called Maverick composers and music for film and television. My book, Harry Partch, Hobo Composer, explores the composer and instrument builder in the 1930s and 1940s. I'm currently working on several projects concerning music for science-fiction television and film, including Firefly and Battlestar Galatica, and am beginning a project on the film music of Philip Glass.

    Afflicated Department(s)

    Comp, Music Theory&Musicology  

    Faculty-related Tags
    American music  film music  music  musicology  

    Region of Interest
    North America  

    Country of Interest
    United States  

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The Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Jane Greer., can provide you with further guidance about finding and connecting with faculty mentors at UMKC.

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