V. Kofi Agawu
B.A. Reading University 1977,
M.M. King's College London 1978,
Ph.D. Stanford University 1982.
Previous teaching at King’s College London, Cornell, Yale and Harvard. Visiting positions at Indiana University, University of Oregon, Hong Kong University, University of Ghana, University of Pavia, Cremona and Oxford University. Music theorist in residence for the Dutch-Flemish Music Theory Society (2008-09). Recipient of Guggenheim Fellowship (1990), Dent Medal from the Royal Musical Association (1992), Young Scholar Award from the Society for Music Theory (1994), Harrison Medal from the Society for Musicology in Ireland (2009), Eva Judd O’Meara Award from the Music Library Association (2011) and the Howard T. Behrman Award from Princeton University (2011). Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences; Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.
Playing with Signs: A Semiotic Interpretation of Classic Music (1991)
African Rhythm: A Northern Ewe Perspective (1995)
Representing African Music: Postcolonial Notes, Queries, Positions (2003)
Music as Discourse: Semiotic Adventures in Romantic Music (2008)
Communication in Eighteenth-Century Music (edited with Danuta Mirka, 2008)
Articles and reviews in Critical Inquiry, Research in African Literatures, Music Analysis, Journal of Music Theory, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Music Theory Spectrum, Circuit, American Journal of Semiotics, Ethnomusicology, Nineteenth-Century