Hedy Law

Associate Professor, School of Music

Hedy Law graduated from the University of Chicago in 2007 with a Ph.D. in Music History and Theory. In 2005 she received the Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship of the American Musicological Society. In the same year she won the best student paper of the Midwest chapter of the American Musicology Society. She was Collegiate Assistant Professor and Harper-Schmidt Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago from 2007 to 2009. From 2009 to 2012, she was Assistant Professor in Music History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where she won a university-wide teaching award. Dr. Law’s essays have appeared in Cambridge Opera Journal, Musique et Geste en France: De Lully à la Révolution, The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies, The Oxford Handbook of Music and Censorship, and The Opera Quarterly. She is currently working on a book on music, pantomime, and freedom in eighteenth-century France.

Dr. Law has presented papers on Cantonese music in a number of workshops. She is an honorary adviser to the project “Multiple Voices One Heart: Celebrating Canada 150 with Cantonese Opera,” which is funded in part by the Ontario 150 Community Celebration Program, and is currently designing a course on the history of Cantonese music for the UBC School of Music.

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