from Victoria BC
Contact DetailsHarald Krebs
Harald Krebs obtained his PhD in music theory from Yale University in 1980. He held a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of British Columbia, and taught at UBC and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a sessional instructor. He joined the music faculty at the University of Victoria in 1986. He is head of the theory section, and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in theory. He has published widely on the tonal and rhythmic structure of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century music in Canadian, American and European journals, and in numerous collections of essays. His book Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert Schumann appeared with Oxford University Press in 1999; in 2002, this book won the Society for Music Theory's prestigious Wallace Berry Award. He has given guest lectures at numerous universities in North America and Europe, including Oxford University, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich, the University of Tuebingen, the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg, the University of Chicago, Indiana University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Music Theory Spectrum, Theoria, and Canadian University Music Review. His current research, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and by the German Academic Exchange Program, focuses on the life and songs of Josephine Lang (1815-80), on which subject he is preparing a book. He performs frequently as a pianist. With his wife, soprano Sharon Krebs, he has recorded two CDs of little-known classical lullabies ("Lullabies for Rory", 1994, and "Lullabies for Samantha", 1997) and a CD of songs by Josephine Lang (in production, 2002).