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Durham University

Music

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Ms Yvonne Teo, MMus (UniMelb), GDipEd (Music) (UQ), BMus (Honours) (UQ), DipABRSM (Performance), AACM (Performance)

Member of the Department of Music

(email at yvonne.teo@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Yvonne Teo holds a first class honours MMus in Musicology (2017), from the University of Melbourne, a first class honours BMus in Musicology (2014) and GDipEd (2015) from the University of Queensland. She is currently a PhD student in the Department of Music, where her research is funded by the Durham Doctoral Studentship (DDS). 

Funded by the Australian Postgraduate Award in 2016, she completed her dissertation on “A Synthesis of Schenkerian and Neo-Riemannian Theories, with a Case Study of the First Movement from Paul Hindemith’s Piano Sonata No. 1. In addition, she was a Music tutor at International House, one of the Residential Colleges at the University. From the University of Queensland, she submitted her thesis on “A Study of Recent Approaches to Song Analysis and a Critique of the Application of Schenkerian Methodology, with Reference to Selected Songs from Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer, Opus 52” as well as obtaining a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education in 2015. 

In 2017, Yvonne presented a paper at the 9th European Musical Analysis Conference in Strasbourg on the findings of her MMus research – the synthesis of Schenkerian and Neo-Riemannian Theories. And in 2018, Yvonne participated in numerous conferences, both nationally and internationally. These include Gruppo Analisi e Teoria Musicale 15th International Music Theory and Analysis Conference, 54th Annual Conference of the RMA, City Music Analysis Conference and the 2018 SMA TAGS Conference. 

Under the supervision of Professor Julian Horton and Tuomas Eerola at Durham University, Yvonne continues her investigation into the synthesis of three distinct theories – Schenkerian Method, Neo-Riemannian Theory and Set Theory to early twentieth-century works. She is also working towards bridging the divide between performance and music analysis through an investigation into music perception and cognition.

Research Interests

  • Analysis
  • Analysis and Performance
  • History of music theory
  • Intersection between music theory and musical perception
  • Music in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
  • Neo-Riemannian Theory
  • Schenker
  • Set Theory

Selected Publications

Conference Paper

  • Teo, Yvonne (2019), Theoretical Hybridisation: Enhancing the Dialogue/Relationship between Analysis and Performance, 2019 Combined BFE-RMA Research Students’ Conference. Sheffield, England.
  • Teo, Yvonne (2018), Hybridization of Theoretical Models - Stravinsky, Ravel and Hindemith, Gruppo Analisi e Teoria Musicale 15th International Music Theory and Analysis Conference. Rimini, Italy.
  • Teo, Yvonne (2018), Theoretical Hybridization: Enhancing the Dialogue/Relationship between Analysis and Performance, Gruppo Analisi e Teoria Musicale 15th International Music Theory and Analysis Conference. Rimini, Italy.
  • Teo, Yvonne (2018), Towards a Hybrid Analytical Method: A Synthesis of Schenkerian, Neo- Riemannian and Set-Theoretical Approaches for the Analysis of Neo-Classical Music, 54th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association. Bristol, UK.
  • Teo, Yvonne (2018), Towards a Model of Theoretical Hybridisation - Hindemith's Second Piano Sonata, City Music Analysis Conference. London, UK.
  • Teo, Yvonne (2018), Towards a Model of Theoretical Hybridisation - Ravel's Sonatine, Society for Music Analysis TAGS Conference 2018. Durham, England.
  • Teo, Yvonne (2017), A Synthesis of Schenkerian and Neo-Riemannian Theories: The First Movement of Paul Hindemith’s Piano Sonata No. 1 as a Case Study, 9th European Music Analysis Conference. Strasbourg, France.

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