WOJCIECH STĘPIEŃ (b. 1977)

composer, musicologist and music theorist

 

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Habilitation in Music Theory                                                2019

The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (Poland)

 

Book: Le Nouveau Grieg. Tendencje modernistyczne w twórczości Edvarda Griega na przykładzie opp. 54, 66 i 72 [Le nouveau Grieg: modernist tendencies in the output of Edvard Grieg on the example of Opp. 54, 66 and 72]

 

PhD in Musicology                                                                    2010

University of Helsinki (Finland)

 

Dissertation: Signifying Angels. Analyses and Interpretation of Rautavaara’s Instrumental Compositions,

Reviewers: dr Siglind Bruhn, dr Marta Grabocz
Advisor: prof Eero Tarasti

 

MA in Music Composition, summa cum laude                 2005

The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (Poland)

 

Composition: Cello Concerto

 

MA in Music Theory, summa cum laude                            2002

The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (Poland)

Thesis: Up into the Silence – cykl pieśni Eugeniusza Knapika – pożegnanie z XX wiekiem [Up into the Silence: a song cycle by Eugeniusz Knapik – a farewell to the twentieth century]  

 

TEACHING & MENTORING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor                                                  2011-present

 

The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (Poland)

Department of Composition and Music Theory

  • 20th Century Music Analysis

  • Graduate Mentor

  • Harmony

  • Music History and Literature

 

Teaching Assistant                                                         2008-2011

The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (Poland)

Department of Composition and Music Theory

  • Harmony

  • Music History and Literature

  • Orchestration

 

Erasmus Teaching Mobility – lectures in English

  • Department of Philosophy, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki (Finland), 2011, 2015, 2019, 2021 

  • The School of Music, University of Leeds (England), 2014

  • Historian, kulttuurin ja taiteiden tutkimuksen laitos, University of Turku (Finland), 2012, 2013

  • The School of Music, Dance and Media, Oulu University of Applied Science (Finland), 2012

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

20th century Finnish music, 19th-20th century Norwegian music, relationship between music, religion, and psychology, LGBTQ studies in music, French impressionism and symbolism

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Projects at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (Poland)

  • 19th and 20th c. Scandinavian music                    2013-2017

  • Contemporary revival of medieval, renaissance and baroque music                                                           2014-2015

 

International Research Project

  • Edvard Grieg and His Times, The University of Bergen (Norway)                                                                               2015 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • President of the Edvard Grieg International Society                                                                                              2022-present

  • The Polish Composer’s Union                           2017-present

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Fulbright Senior Award                                            2022-2023
    visiting scholar at University of California in Los Angeles    

  • The prize of the rector of the Academy of Music in Katowice                                                                    2015, 2020 

  • III prize, 4th International Composition Competition “Fide et Amore”                                                                              2019

  • The first prize, the 14th Competition for Masters’ Dissertations written by Music Academy Graduates in Poland in the ‘music theory and directing’                      2004

  • Distinction, the ‘ALKAGRAN’ All-Poland Composition Competition                                                                         1994

 

GRANTS

  • Creative grant of the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage                                                                2022

  • Finnish foundation Pro Musica                              2006, 2010

  • Finnish scholarship CIMO                                                  2008

  • Finnish foundation Niilo Helanderin                     2006, 2007

  • Scholarships of the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage                                                                      2000-2002

 

SERVICE

Organisation of International Conferences

  • Late Style in the Music, Literature and Culture, The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice,  University of Silesia in Katowice                                                               2014

  • Edvard Grieg and His Times, The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, The University of Bergen                                                                                                      2015

Editorial Service

  • Scontri – Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice                                                                     2015-2020

 

Journal Reviewing

  • The Twentieth Century Music – Cambridge University Press                                                                       2021-present

  • Kwartalnik Młodych Muzykologów UJ – Jagiellonian University                                                                   2015-2016

  • Teoria Muzyki – Academy of Music in Cracow     2014-2016                                                                                        

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