Congratulations to Robert Hasegawa, Associate Professor of Music Theory, who has been named a William Dawson Scholar, one of McGill’s most prestigious internal awards! This award recognizes a scholar who is becoming an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber and is poised to become a leader in their field. He will hold the award for a five-year term.
Professor Hasegawa is a proud advocate of contemporary music, and his research interests include musical timbre, spectral music and transformational theory. His publications are numerous, with articles in Music Theory Spectrum, Perspectives of New Music, Contemporary Music Review, and Grove Music Online. Forthcoming projects include two book chapters in the Oxford Handbook series titled “Creating with Constraints” and “Timbre as Harmony—Harmony as Timbre.” In addition, he is an active composer, currently working on a new commission for saxophonist Doug O'Connor.