Department of Music - College of Liberal Arts - Texas A&M University Corpus Christi


Susan de Ghizé

Dr. Susan de Ghizé has spoken at numerous international and national conferences, in topics varying from traditional forms in Leos Janačék’s Second String Quartet and sexuality in Wagner’s Liebestod. She has also published two articles, "Yin and Yang à la Schoenberg: Balance in the Creative Process of Rhythmically Developing Variations" and "The Positives and Negatives of Hauptmann's Theory of Meter: A Look at Mozart's Piano Sonata in F Major, K. 332", as well as two book chapters titled "Revolving Variations via Rhythm” and “Mozart’s Common (yet Uncommon) Common-Tone Modulations.” Dr. de Ghizé has received grants to study in Leipzig, Germany, and conduct research on nineteenth-century theorist Moritz Hauptmann.

Dr. de Ghizé has previously taught at National University of Singapore, Northeastern University (Boston), the University of Denver, and the University of Texas at Brownsville. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2003, where she was the valedictory speaker at the Graduate Division Commencement with over 700 graduates from all disciplines. Her dissertation is titled "Rhythmically Developing Variations in the Motivic Process of Brahms's Chamber Works." Dr. de Ghizé received her B.A. in Music from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996, where she studied piano with Janet Guggenheim and received the prestigious Eisner Prize for Creative Arts in Piano Performance.

In her spare time, Dr. de Ghizé enjoys running, playing beach volleyball, and traveling with her dog, Goethe.

Assistant Professor of Music

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