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Sarah Ellis

Dr. Sarah Ellis

Associate Director
Associate Second Century Presidental Professor
Kenneth and Bernadine Russell Professor

Office: Catlett Music Center 230
Email: sjr@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-3824

Sarah Ellis teaches both graduate and undergraduate music theory. Her research focuses on the creation of meaning within musical works and draws on a variety of critical approaches to meaning including semiotics, deconstruction and Lacanian psychoanalysis. She has given presentations on her research throughout the United States and Europe. Her book Composing the Modern Subject: Four String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich, was published by Ashgate press in 2008.

  • PhD (Music Theory) - University of Texas at Austin
  • MM (Music Theory) - University of Texas at Austin
  • BA (Music) - University of Colorado at Boulder
  • BA (Math) - University of Colorado at Boulder