Dr. Miguel Ramirez
Adjunct Professor of Music
Symphonic Literature, Music Theory, Chamber Music Literature, Music Appreciation
Miguel J. Ramirez holds the Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Music from the University of Chicago (2009), and he also holds advanced degrees in oboe performance from the Hochschule für Musik of Frankfurt, Germany, and from Boston University (DMA). Dr. Ramirez was principal oboist with the Costa Rican National Symphony for several years, and he has recently performed with the Paducah Symphony (Kentucky), and the Gateway Chamber Orchestra. As a musicologist, Dr. Ramirez has taught at the University of Costa Rica, University of Chicago, Mansfield University, and Lehman College. His research interests include Austro-German music and culture in the nineteenth century, the music of Bruckner, the history of music theory, neo-Riemannian transformational theory, eighteenth-century performance practice, and the cultural links between Germany/Austria and Latin America during the Third Reich.
Phone: (931) 221-7818
Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 136