Marianne Kielian-Gilbert is Professor of Music Theory at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She has served as vice-president of the Society for Music Theory, and has been a member of the SMT Committee on the Status of Women, the SMT Diversity Committee, Nominations and Program Committees, and the Editorial Board of Music Theory Spectrum. A continuing member of the Editorial Board of Perspectives of New Music, she also served a term as co-editor. She has published essays on Stravinsky’s music, tonal/Schenkerian analysis, 20th- and 21st-century music, and music and feminist theory. Her work appears in essay collections and journals including College Music Symposium, In Theory Only, Journal of Musicology, Journal of Music Theory, Music Analysis, Music Perception, Music Theory Spectrum, 19th-Century Music, Perspectives of New Music, and Theory and Practice.
Recent publications concern music, philosophy and feminist theory, and music and analysis in different experiential, cultural, material/media, and philosophical orientations. Another dimension of her work explores music’s multi-dimensionality through multimedia and interdisciplinary performance that has explored gender and sexuality in Britten’s music, music of contemporary women composers, Picasso and Stravinsky, the poetry of Sylvia Plath in the music of Shulamit Ran, and music and dance. In summer 2008, she was co-producer with conductor Carmen Helena Téllez for the world premiere of the opera ¡Únicamente la Verdad! (Only the Truth!) by Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz at Indiana University. In 2008 She was the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award from Indiana University’s Office for Women’s Affairs.
The Woman in the Music (On Feminism as Theory and Practice)