Dr. Tushaar Power
Position: Part-Time Faculty
Office: RiverCenter 1610
Discipline: Music History
Dr. Tushaar Power is from London, England. His fascination with American popular music led to him study at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he earned a BM in Professional Music. He pursued further studies in Early Music and earned an M.A. in Music History at the University of California at Riverside. An interest in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach prompted further graduate study and he completed his Ph.D. in Musicology at Duke University. More recently, Dr. Power is revisiting and researching American and Anglo-European popular music styles of the twentieth century and he enjoys making music making music on the bass guitar, extended tenor guitar and mandolin. His interests in world and early musics music have led to studies on the Lute - Guitar, Ukulele, Charango, Cuatro and other exotic plucked string instruments. He directs an Early Music Recorder Consort which provides Renaissance and Baroque music at local venues.
Dr. Power's publications include:
"J.S. Bach and the Divine Proportion" [diss., Duke U., 2001]. Ann Arbor: UMI, 2002.
"Opera as Literature: The Rape of Lucretia." Irish Musical Studies 4. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1996.
"The Proportional Design of J. S. Bach's Two Italian Cantatas," Music Praxis 1/2 (Autumn 1994).
"On the Pitch Dispositions of J.S. Bach's Fiauti d'Echo and Other Treble Recorders." Galpin Society Journal XLVII (March 1994).
Research papers include:
"Subordination to a Higher Order: Johannes Kepler, Andreas Werckmeister and the Divine Proportion," presented at the Eleventh Annual Convention of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2003.
"Towards a Codification of J.S. Bach's Golden Sections," presented at the Ninth Biennial Conference on Baroque Music, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 2000.
"Opera as Literature: The Rape of Lucretia," presented at the Maynooth International Musicological Conference, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Ireland, 1995.
"J.S. Bach's Architectonics: The Golden Section," presented at the First Annual Nexus Conference, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1995.
"J.S. Bach and Andreas Werckmeister's 'Natural Order'," presented at the Sixth Biennial Conference of Baroque Music, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1994.