Associate Second Century Presidential Professor
Kenneth and Bernadine Russell Professor
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