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Dr. Larisa Jackson

Dr. Larisa Jackson

Dr. Larisa Jackson

Lecturer in MusicArts and Communication


Larisa Jackson is a Lecturer in music history and theory at the University of Houston where she taught from 2001. The author of Rimsky-Korsakov's Harmonic Theory: Practical Manual of Harmony, Its Sources, History, and Traditions, she specializes in music of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, its history and theory and her publications may be found in the Journal of American Liszt Society, Current Musicology, and St. Petersburg Conservatory International Conference Journal. She holds MA, MPhil and Ph.D. in historical musicology from Columbia University. She taught at Columbia University and SUNY Purchase before coming to UH.

Dr. Larisa Jackson has given scholarly lectures at conferences including the IMS's International Symposium dedicated to the 150th Anniversary of the St. Petersburg's Conservatory as well as pre-concert lectures in Lincoln Center, Houston Symphony, Cullen Theater. She has written program notes for Alice Tully Concert Hall at Lincoln Center and the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra in New York City. Dr. Jackson was invited to judge the VIth Obraztsova Competition of Young Singers in St. Petersburg and the IXth Rimsky-Korsakov International Competition of Young Opera Singers. Dr. Jackson has founded and managed two classical music festivals in Europe, Orfeo Music Festival and Schlern International Music Festival and an international annual scholarly conference at the Institute for Russian Music Studies in Italy.

Degrees Earned

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

Courses Taught

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

Experience Qualifications

Larisa Jackson is a Lecturer in Music at UHD. She has MA, MPhil and Ph.D. 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.