Research

Julia Mortyakova
Julia has varied research interests. She explores the connection between music and philosophy, and believes the two disciplines are similar, since both require interpretation. She is also interested in the application of existentialism, the art of piano performance, the life, reception, and piano music of Cecile Chaminade, and in reforming the music undergraduate curriculum. Julia has presented papers, presentations, poster sessions, and workshops in numerous conferences.

Below, please find a list of:

PUBLICATIONS


Mortyakova, J. (2011) Grad Student to Professor.” Inside Higher Ed, online.  July 8, 2011.           

Mortyakova, J. (2010), Existential Piano Teacher: Applying the Philosophy of Jean-Paul SartreTo Piano Instruction in a Higher Educational Setting, published by Verlag Dr. Miller, January 15, 2010 (available on Amazon.com)

Mortyakova, J. (2010) “Modern Music in a Modern World, Musical Life in the United States.” Contemporary Music in the Modern World: a Collection of Academic Articles. Ed. Margarita Moiseeva. Zhitomir:  Zhytomir State Ivan Franco University Press, 2010″

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & PERFORMANCES


International (top of page)

  1. Workshop Presentation, “Why We Need an Open Web: Open Knowledge Governance for Innovation” at Internet Governance Forum, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2010
  2. Lecture, “Modern Music in a Modern World: Musical Life in the United States” at the 2010 International Music Festival and Conference, “Zhitomir’s Musical Spring” in Zhitomir, Ukraine

National (top of page)

  1. Performance of Valentin Bogdan’s “Metamorphosis IV” for two pianos at the 2016 National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA) National Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee
  2. Festival Guest Artist Performing new works by women composers at the 2015 Women Composers Festival of Hartford Piano Recital, Hartford, Connecticut
  3. Lecture Recital, “Changing the Current Performance Canon: Reintroducing Cecile Chaminade” at the 2015 Women Composers Festival of Hartford Women Composers Forum, Hartford, Connecticut
  4. Performance of Richard Montalto “Cantus” at the 2014 National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA) National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia
  5. Performance of Olga Harris “Suite for Piano” at the 2013 National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA) National Conference in Ruston, Louisiana
  6. Paper, “Olga Harris: An Biographical Journey of an Artist Through the Soviet/Post-Soviet Era and the United States” at the 13th Annual Women Composers Festival of Hartford Women Composers Forum in Hartford, Connecticut, 2013
  7. Workshop, “Advocacy in a Box: Lobby Training for Academia” at the 2012 College Music Society National Conference in San Diego, California
  8. Lightning Talk Presentation, “From Capitol Hill to the Ivory Tower: Lobbying Lessons for Academia” at the 2011 College Music Society National Conference in Richmond, Virginia
  9. Presentation, “The Abstract in Music and Philosophy” at the 2010 College Music Society National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  10. Paper, “Changing the Current Performance Canon: Reintroducing Cecile Chaminade” at the 2009 College Music Society National Conference in Portland, Oregon
  11. Presentation, “Creating Employable Musicians,” with Bernardo Scarambone at the 2009 College Music Society National Conference in Portland, Oregon
  12. Presentation, “Filling the Gaps in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Professional Skills Students Need to Know” at the 2008 College Music Society National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia 

Regional (top of page)

  1. Presentation, “Preparing Students for Their First Recitals” at the MSMS Music Teachers’ State Conference in Cleveland, MS, November 2016
  2. NACUSA Mid-South Chapter Concert, Birmingham, AL, October 2016
    Performing solo piano music by Olga Harris and KevinAntony Carroll, Jr.
  3. NACUSA Mid-South Chapter Concert, Columbus, MS, October 2016
    Performing solo piano music by Olga Harris and KevinAntony Carroll, Jr.
  4. NACUSA Mid-South Chapter Concert, Rustin, LA, April 2016
    Performing solo piano music by Olga Harris and piano duo music by Valentin Bogdan
  5. Paper, “The Look: Applying the Existential Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre to Performance Anxiety” at the College Music Society Northeast Regional Conference in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, 2016
  6. Paper, “The Artist as an Administrator” at the College Music Society Northeast Regional Conference in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, 2016
  7. Paper, “The Look: Applying the Existential Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre to Performance Anxiety” at the College Music Society South Central Regional Conference in Wichita Falls, Texas, 2016
  8. Paper, “The Artist as Administrator” at the College Music Society South Central Regional Conference in Wichita Falls, Texas, 2016
  9. Performance, Ola Harris’ “Rhapsody for Julia” at the College Music Society Southern Regional Conference in Birmingham, Alabama
  10. NACUSA Mid-South Chapter Concert, Columbus, MS, February 2016
    Mortyakova/Bogdan Piano Duo performing music by Valentin Bogdan
  11. NACUSA Mid-South Chapter Concert, Columbus, MS, October 2015
    Mortyakova/Bogdan Piano/Accordion Duo and Brass Trio performing works by Harris
  12. NACUSA Mid-South Chapter Concert, Nashville, TN, October 2015
    Mortyakova/Bogdan Piano/Accordion Duo and solo piano performance of works by Harris
  13. Paper, “The Intrinsic Value of Performance” at the College Music Society South Central Regional Conference in Tahlequah, OK, 2015
  14. Performances on 3 concerts of new music at the College Music Society Southern Regional Conference in Columbus, MS, 2015 on February 19, 20 and 21st. Duo Piano and Vocal works by Ferdinando De Sena and Olga Harris
  15. Lecture/Performance, “The Hidden Gems of Classical Music: Women Composers” at the Mississippi University for Women Honors Forum, November, 2014.
  16. Lecture Recital, “In Her Shoes: Works by Women Composers” at the Mississippi Music Teachers State Conference held at University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, October 2014
  17. Workshop, “You do what? Creating Employable Musicians” at the Clayton Piano Festival Young Artist Seminar program, Clayton, NC, October 2014
  18. NACUSA Mid-South Chapter Concert, Ruston, LA, April 2014
    Mortyakova/Bogdan Piano Duo performing works by Harris and Bogdan
  19. NACUSA Mid-South Chapter Concert, Columbus, MS, February 2014
    Mortyakova/Bogdan Piano performing works by Harris and Bogdan
  20. Paper, “The Intrinsic Value of Performance” at the College Music Society Southern Regional Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, 2014
  21. Performance, Olga Harris “Suite for Piano” at the College Music Society Southern Regional Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, 2014
  22. Performance, Olga Harris “Suite for Piano” at the NACUSA Southeastern region concert, Monroe, Louisiana, 2014
  23. Performance, Olga Harris “Nostalgia: Theme and Variations for Two Pianos” and Valentin Bogdan “Theme and Variations for Two Pianos” and “Miami Sketches” for piano and accordion at Southeastern region concert, Rustin, Louisiana, 2014
  24. Presentation, “Olga Harris, Piano Method for Beginners” at the Mississippi Music Teachers State Conference held at MUW in Columbus, Mississippi, 2013
  25. Performance, Olga Harris “Meditation” for piano and tuba, Valentin Bogdan “Miami Sketches for accordion and piano, and Richard Montalto, “Cantus” for piano and wind controller at the NACUSA Southeast recital in Nashville, Tennessee, 2013
  26. Paper, “Olga Harris: An Biographical Journey of an Artist Through the Soviet/Post-Soviet Era and the United States” at the College Music Society Regional Conference in Morrow, Georgia, 2013
  27. Performance of Valentin Bogdan “Theme and Variations” for 2 pianos at the College Music Society Regional Conference in Morrow, Georgia, 2013
  28. Performance, Valentin Bogdan “Theme and Variations for Two Pianos” and Richard Montalto, “Cantus” for piano and wind controller at NACUSA Southeastern region concert, Columbus, Mississippi, 2013
  29. Presentation, “From Capitol Hill to the Ivory Tower: Lobbying Lessons for Academia” at the College Music Society Regional Conference in Tampa, Florida, 2012
  30. “From Capitol Hill to the Ivory Tower: Lobbying Lessons for Academia” at the College Music Society Regional Conference in Tucson, Arizona, 2012
  31. Performance of Olga Harris’s Suite for Piano on the “New Faculty Recital” of Mississippi Music Teachers Association State Conference in Ellisville, Mississippi, 2011
  32. Presentation of Dissertation Topic: “Existential Piano Teacher,” at the North Texas Graduate Student Research Symposium in Music Education at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 2009
  33. “Changing the Current Performance Canon: Reintroducing Cecile Chaminade” at the College Music Society Southern Chapter Regional Conference in Orlando, Florida, 2009
  34. Paper, “Changing the Current Performance Canon: Reintroducing Cecile Chaminade” at the College Music Society Great Lakes Chapter Regional Conference in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, 2009
  35. Paper, “Response to Sartre: Freedom Through Performance” at College Music Society South Central Chapter Regional Conference in Norman, Oklahoma, 2009
  36. “Filling the Gaps in the Undergraduate Music Curriculum” at the College Music Society South Central Regional Conference in Norman, Oklahoma, 2009
  37. Paper “Piano Performance Art” at the College Music Society Super-Regional Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2008
  38. Paper, “Piano Performance Art” at the College Music Society Super-Regional Conference in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 2008
  39. Paper “Existential Piano Teacher” at the College Music Society Pacific Central Chapter Conference at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California, 2007
  40. Paper “Existential Piano Teacher” at the College Music Society Southern Chapter at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida, 2007
  41. Poster, “Filling the Gaps in the Undergraduate Music Curriculum: Professional Skills Students Need to Know” at the Reinvention Center Conference in Washington, D.C., 2008