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Terry Klefstad

Terry Klefstad

Dr. Terry Klefstad is an Associate Professor of Music in the Belmont University School of Music. Dr. Klefstad teaches music history courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She serves as Coordinator of Music History, and during the fall semester of 2010, served as Interim Director of Graduate Studies.

Dr. Klefstad received her Ph.D. in Musicology from University of Texas at Austin, and her Master of Music (Music History and Literature) from Southern Methodist University. She received both a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Bachelor of Arts in English with Writing Emphasis from Millikin University. Before coming to Belmont, Dr. Klefstad taught at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

An active lecturer and musicologist, Dr. Klefstad has been a guest speaker for the Atlanta Symphony, Emory University, and the Austin Civic Orchestra. Her specialties are in the area of twentieth century music through WWII and Shostakovich. She has presented numerous papers, including A Soviet Opera in America, The Mass Appeal of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony, Shostakovich and Cinematography, and Structural Function of the Framework Theme in Bartok's String Quartets. Her most recent publication is a chapter on the American reception of Shostakovich’s opera, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District, in a book forthcoming by Ashgate Press. She is an active member of the American Musicological Society and serves as Secretary for the South-Central chapter.

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