Senior Lecturer of Music Theory
Office: Bldg. 37, Room 237
Music Theory, University of Oregon
Russell recently completed her Ph.D. in Music Theory at the University of
Oregon, where she was also a Visiting Instructor. With a B.M. in Piano
Pedagogy, she has taught studio lessons and theory courses with the Utah State
University Youth Conservatory, as well as in her private studio. She
spent the past few years teaching group voice and adult theory courses through
the American Music Institute. She has also been the choral conductor at
the Oregon Festival of American Music as well as the assistant director of the
Song and Dance Camp at the same festival.
Her secondary area of study was Vocal Performance and she was an active
performer throughout her graduate studies and since graduation. Her
theory research is focused on song and her dissertation studied text painting
in Lieder of Wolf and Schoenberg.
performances include the role of the speaker in Pierrot lunaire,
performed with the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Cherubino in The
Marriage of Figaro, Lily in The Secret Garden, and many solo and
chamber recitals in the western United States.