Office/Department: Music, Department of
Location: Bangsberg Hall 367
Phone: (218) 755-3360
Box #: 16
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 Master’s 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 master’s thesis analyzed the late works of Dmitri Shostakovich according to post-tonal and Tonnetz-based methodologies. Her current dissertation research investigated narrative processes within Shostakovich’s 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.