Dr. Miriam Webber

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Assistant Professor

Office/Department: Music, Department of

Location: Bangsberg Hall 367

Phone: (218) 755-3360

Box #: 16

Email: miriam.webber@bemidjistate.edu

Bio

Miriam Brack Webber is Assistant Professor of Music at Bemidji State University. She holds a Bachelor’s of Music from Ball State University in Bassoon Performance, and Masters of Music from McGill University and the University of Kansas in Bassoon Performance and Music Theory, respectively. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Kansas. 

Dr. Webber comes to BSU from the University of Missouri at Kansas City where she was Instructor of Music Theory. Before that, she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Kansas where she was awarded the Graduate Teaching Assistant Award in 2016. 

Her masters thesis analyzed the late works of Dmitri Shostakovich according to post-tonal andTonnetz-based methodologies. Her current dissertation research investigated narrative processes within Shostakovichs works as these processes relate to Soviet literary theory. Other research interests include pedagogy and performance studies. She has presented several papers at university events and international conferences.  She has also recently published an article in the International Double Reed Society’s The Double Reed. 

Currently principal bassoonist of the Bemidji Symphony and Heartland Symphony Orchestras, Dr. Webber is also an active bassoonist and has performed with orchestras across the country, including Simphonietta Memphis, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and Muncie Symphony, Kokomo Symphony, Southeast Kansas Symphony, Fort Hays Symphony, Springfield Symphony, St. Joseph Symphony, Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestras.