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Lauren Halsey

Graduate Student

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B.M., Music Education, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
M.M., Music Theory, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

PhD Music Theory

Lauren Halsey is a recent graduate with a Master’s of Music degree in music theory from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her master’s thesis entitled “An Examination of Rhythmic Practices and Influences in the Keyboard Works of György Ligeti,” she outlines the presence of pulse streams and other rhythmic structures in Ligeti’s keyboard works. Her ongoing research involves exploring similar pulse streams in Ligeti’s work after his 1977 opera Le Grand Macabre. Ms. Halsey’s other research interests include Brazilian popular music from 1950—1975 and the music of Kaija Saariaho. Ms. Halsey is currently pursuing a PhD in Music Theory at the University of Washington, Seattle where she studies with Dr. Jonathan Bernard. 

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Society of Music Theory, Sigma Alpha Iota International Women's Music Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Music Fraternity