Staff

Aaronson Bell

Aaronson Bell

Operations & Technology Assistant
aaronson@uchicago.edu
773.834.3383
Peter Gillette

Peter Gillette

Academic Affairs and Operations Manager
ptgillette@uchicago.edu
773.702.2089
Landon Hegedus

Landon Hegedus

Communications and Production Assistant, UChicago Presents
landonh@uchicago.edu
773.705.8068

Contact me for

General UCP information
Questions or concerns about UCP communications (digital communications, print materials, social media, website content)
Program book content
Questions about the Sponsor-a-Student program

About

Landon is an arts administrator, saxophonist, and composer originally from Austin, TX. He holds a bachelors degree in Music from Northwestern University, and has been a member of the UChicago Presents staff since 2017.

Berthold Hoeckner

Berthold Hoeckner

Chair, Department of Music
Professor of Music and the Humanities in the College
bhoeckne@uchicago.edu
773.702.7629

Berthold Hoeckner is a music historian specializing in 19th- and 20th-century music. Research interests include aesthetics, Adorno, music and literature, film music and visual culture, the psychology and neuroscience of music. Awards and fellowships include the Alfred Einstein Award of the American Musicological Society (1998), a Humboldt Research Fellowship (2001/2), a Mellon New Directions Fellowship (2006/7), and a Faculty Fellowship at the Franke Institute of the Humanities (2012/13). He was Lead Researcher in a three-year research project on somatic wisdom at the Center of Social and Cognitive Neuroscience and is currently Principal Investigator in a new research project studying the relationship between wisdom and humility Programming the Absolute: Nineteenth-Century German Music and the Hermeneutics of the Moment, was published by Princeton University Press in 2002; Apparitions: New Perspectives on Adorno and Twentieth-Century Music by Routledge in 2006. He has taught at Chicago since 1994.

Amy Iwano

Amy Iwano

Executive Director, UChicago Presents
iwano@uchicago.edu
773.702.1233

Contact me for

Programming collaboration ideas with UChicago Presents

About

Amy Iwano is Executive Director of the University of Chicago Presents, the professional concert series presenting classical, early, contemporary, world, and jazz music, serving in this position since April 2012, after 18 years as Executive Director of The Chicago Chamber Musicians. She is a board member for New Music Chicago, an Advisory Board member for the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, an Executive Board member for New Music USA, and served on the curatorial board of the Ear Taxi Festival 2016.

Scott Landvatter

Scott Landvatter

Bibliographer for Music and Dance
slandvat@uchicago.edu
773.702.8447

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Special Orders
Bibliographic Instruction
Research Assistance

Daniel Meyers

Daniel Meyers

Marketing Coordinator
meyersd@uchicago.edu
773.834.7965

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Marketing partnerships
Questions about concerts or events
To share your music-related event with UChicago

Molly Murphy

Molly Murphy

Student Affairs Administrator
mmurphy15@uchicago.edu
773.834.3392

Contact me for

Music Department Admissions
Academic Advising in the Music PhD Program
Course Scheduling/Offerings
Course Registration
Student Travel Awards and Reimbursements

Ken Orgel

Ken Orgel

Piano Technician
orgel@kopiano.com
Angela Marina Risi

Angela Marina Risi

Department Assistant
amrisi@uchicago.edu
773.702.8484
Anne Walters Robertson

Anne Walters Robertson

Dean, Division of the Humanities
Claire Dux Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities in the College
awrx@uchicago.edu
773.702.0882

Anne Walters Robertson writes on subjects ranging from the plainchant of the early church to the Latin and vernacular polyphony of the late middle ages. In her work, liturgical and secular music, and often the interactions of the two, mirror theological and courtly ideas and shape the development of medieval spirituality and personal devotion, architecture, institutional identity, and politics. The theme of French royal culture also winds its way through Robertson’s books, which focus on the history of music at the cathedral of Reims, where the kings of France were crowned, and the music and liturgy of the abbey of St-Denis of Paris, where the kings were buried. Her research on fourteenth-century polyphony points to the fundamental roles of local musical dialect in understanding Philippe de Vitry’s life and music, and of mystical theology in illuminating the compositions of Guillaume de Machaut. More recently, she has studied the symbolic and folkloric aspects of the seminal masses and motets of the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, as the title of her article, “The Savior, the Woman, and the Head of the Dragon in the Caput Masses and Motet,” suggests. Reflecting her early training in piano performance and her love of the music of Debussy, Ravel, and Messiaen, Professor Robertson’s teaching also includes music of fin-de-siècle France. Throughout her career, she has been involved in the work of the broader University and the professional organizations, serving as Deputy Provost for Research and Education (2001-4) and Chair of the Music Department (1992-98, Winter 2008) at Chicago, and as Co-Chair of the OPUS Campaign of the American Musicological Society (2005-9) and President of the American Musicological Society (2011-2012).

Robertson is the first scholar to win all three awards of the Medieval Academy of America: the Haskins Medal (2006), the John Nicholas Brown Prize (1995), and the Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize (1987). Another trio of prizes, bestowed by the AMS, includes the H. Colin Slim Award (2007), the Otto Kinkeldey Award (2003), and the Alfred Einstein Award (1989). In 2007, the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association presented her with the Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal. She has received grants and fellowships from the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation (1996-97), the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1992), the American Philosophical Society (1990), the National Endowment for the Humanities (1990, 1986-87, 1985), the American Council of Learned Societies (1988, 1986), the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music (1982 83), the Fulbright Program (France, 1981 82), and the American Association of University Women (honorary, 1982). Robertson became a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008 and a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2015.

Maria Savannah

Maria Savannah

Performance Program Coordinator
msavannah@uchicago.edu
773.702.9075

Contact me for

Fulton Hall inquiries
Performance Program ensembles
Private lesson instructor & instrument inquiries
General scheduling questions & practice room requests

Hugo Seda

Hugo J. Seda

Director of Production and Education, UChicago Presents
seda@uchicago.edu
773.702.0971

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Accessibility requests for UChicago Presents concerts

Claire Snarski

Claire Snarski

Graphic Designer
csnarski@uchicago.edu
773.834.3927
Margo Strebig

Margo Strebig

Director of Communications and Public Relations
mstrebig@uchicago.edu
773.702.3427