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Brody, James Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Professor Brody‚Äôs main areas of interest include Alexander Technique, oboe, and study/teaching of Rock-era music. He continues to study Alexander Technique and other somatic methods to enrich his musician wellness work, which has grown in popularity and necessity during the pandemic. Professor Brody coaches oboe and performance in the orchestral, chamber and solo realms. He has special interests in music of the Baroque period, popular music of the Rock Era (roughly 1950-present), and music listening and discrimination skills for the non-music major. He continues research regarding popular music of the Viet Nam era.

keywords

  • Movement and music; Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, special expertise with musicians, Development of College of Music Wellness Program. Oboe performance, Chamber Music, Baroque Performance Practice, Rock Era Music (author), Music listening and discrimination skills

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • IMUS 5608 - Alexander Technique
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2020 / Summer 2021
    Intensive study of the kinesthetic perception and postural reflexes to physical coordination in performance. Analysis of Alexander's principles as applied to specific activities.
  • MUSC 2608 - Alexander Technique
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Investigates the discoveries and writings of F. M. Alexander regarding kinesthetic perception, physical coordination and mind-body awareness. Applies these contexts to specific musical activities. Same as MUSC 5608.
  • MUSC 4608 - Advanced Studies in the Alexander Technique
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Continues investigation of the benefits of Alexander's principles regarding mind-body awareness begun in MUSC 2608. Increased emphasis on utilizing principles in specialized activity. Analysis and research regarding musical activities. May be repeated up to 2 total credit hours. Same as MUSC 5808.
  • MUSC 5608 - Graduate Studies in the Alexander Technique
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Investigates the discoveries and writings of F. M. Alexander regarding kinesthetic perception, physical coordination and mind-body awareness. Applies these contexts to specific musical activities. Analysis and research regarding Alexander's principles. Same as MUSC 2608.
  • MUSC 5808 - Advanced Alexander Technique for Graduate Students
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Continues investigation of the benefits of Alexander's principles regarding mind-body awareness begun in MUSC 5608. Increased emphasis on utilizing principles in specialized activity. Analysis and research regarding musical activities. May be repeated up to 2 total credit hours. Same as MUSC 4608.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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