Guitarist Jeremy Grall ’99 MM was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Music at Birmingham-Southern College. In the a tenure-track appointment, he will teach courses in classical guitar and musicology.
Jeremy earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Memphis in 2009, where he is also currently a PhD candidate (ABD) in Historical Musicology. Prior to this appointment, Jeremy was on the faculty at Sam Houston State University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Nashville State Community College.
Grall has published numerous articles and reviews on early music, Renaissance and jazz improvisation, and music cognition. He most recently co-authored an article with Dr. Gavin Bidelman entitled “Functional organization for musical consonance and tonal pitch hierarchy in human auditory cortex,” to be published in the November issue of NeuroImage.
This fall, Jeremy will be a presenting a conference paper on modal jazz at the Perspectives on Musical Improvisation II conference at the University of Oxford. Jeremy is also a contributing editor for Soundboard, Journal of the Guitar Foundation of America.