Miguel A. Roig-Francoli

Miguel A. Roig-Francoli

Miguel A. Roig-Francolí (Ibiza, Spain, 1953) is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music Theory and Composition at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.  His work as a music theorist, composer, musicologist, and pedagogue has been recognized internationally. His compositions have been widely performed in Spain, England, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States. He has published over twenty articles in leading scholarly journals and collections of essays in the U.S.A., England, Italy, and Spain, on topics ranging from sixteenth-century compositional theory and the music of Spanish Renaissance composers Antonio de Cabezón and Tomás Luis de Victoria to the music of György Ligeti. Roig-Francolí is the author of two textbooks published by McGraw-Hill and widely used at universities in the U.S. and Canada. The recently issued Chinese translation of Understanding Post-Tonal Music is quickly becoming the standard post-tonal textbook at major Chinese conservatories.  Among his many honors are first prize at the National Composition Competition of the Spanish Jeunesses Musicales (1981) and second prize at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers (Paris, 1982), both for Five Pieces for Orchestra; the Medal of Honor from the Superior Conservatory of Music of the Balearic Islands (Spain, 2004); the University of Cincinnati’s A.B. "Dolly" Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007) and George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Creative and/or Scholarly Works (2009), and the Ramón Llull Prize from the Goverment of the Balearic Islands (2010).

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