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Richard Kurth joined the UBC faculty in 1994, and taught previously at McGill University and the University of Western Ontario. Prior to his doctoral studies in music theory at Harvard with David Lewin, he studied oboe with Robert Bloom and Sara Lambert Bloom (Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music) and with Bert Lucarelli (M.Mus., Hartt School of Music). As an undergraduate, he studied mathematics and physics (B.Sc., Toronto). His research interests include music of the twentieth and nineteenth centuries; theories of tonal, atonal, and twelve-tone music; critical stances to music and poetry; and the connections between analysis and performance. He has contributed chapters to numerous books on the music of Arnold Schoenberg, and his articles on various topics have appeared in the Journal of Music Theory, Music Theory Spectrum, 19th-Century Music, the Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Center, Theory and Practice, and Integral. He is a frequent presenter at regional, national and international conferences. In July of 2007 he was appointed Director of the UBC School of Music for a five year term.