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Larisa Jackson

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Larisa Jackson

Lecturer in Music

Office: S1084
713-226-0542
jacksonla@uhd.edu

Dr. Larisa Jackson teaches at the University of Houston from 2001 at the Moores School of Music and from 2006 at the Downtown campus. Her courses include music history surveys (Medieval to 20th Century), courses on Russian music of the 19th and 20th century, opera, symphonic music, music theory, and piano. Fully dedicated to teaching core curriculum and standard courses in music history and theory, Dr. Jackson has also designed and taught special topic seminars on Russian music including "Analysis of Russian Masterpieces," "Shostakovich and Prokofiev," "Tchaikovsky and the Russian Five" and opera.

Her interests range from 19th-century music and Russian music of the 19th and 20th century to the history of music theory and publications on Tchaikovsky, Russian music, and 19th-century tonal theory can be found in Journal of American Liszt Society, St. Petersburg Conservatory International Conference Journal and Current Musicology. Larisa Jackson has given pre-concert lectures in Lincoln Center, Houston Symphony, Cullen Theater and written program notes for Alice Tully Concert Hall at Lincoln Center and the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra in New York City. Some of her recent activity includes judging the VIth Elena Obraztsova Competition of Young Singers in St. Petersburg in 2016, IXth Rimsky-Korsakov International Competition of Young Opera Singers in Russia in 2015, presenting a lecture on Rimsky-Korsakov’s harmonic theory at the IMS’s International Symposium dedicated to the 150th Anniversary of the St. Petersburg’s Conservatory in 2012. Dr. Jackson currently works on the book exploring the relationship of Tchaikovsky and his patron Nadejda von Meck. Since 2002 Dr. Jackson has founded and managed two classical music festivals in Europe, Orfeo Music Festival and Schlern International Music Festival. 

Larisa Jackson studied at the Musorgsky Music College in St. Petersburg, Russia and completed her M. A., M. Phil., and Ph. D. at Columbia University in New York City where she was a recipient of numerous awards including Mellon Fellowship and Columbia University President’s Fellowship.


​Doctorate degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Music (Columbia University, 1996)

​MUS 1307: Piano Class I
MUS 2302: Music Apprec: After 1750
MUS 3305: World Musics
UHD 2305: University Seminar-Arts

​Larisa Jackson is a Lecturer in Music at UHD. She has MA, MPhil and PhD in Historical Musicology and Music Theory from Columbia University in the City of New York and BA in Music Theory, Literature and Performance from Musorgsky Music College in St. Petersburg, Russia. She is also a founder and director of International Music Festivals, recently of Orfeo Music Festival conducted in Italy and author of publications in musicology and history of music theory.

Last updated 11/21/2019 1:08 AM