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Heine Authors Cover Article in National Film Journal
Dr. Erik Heine, associate professor of music theory at the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University, has authored the cover article in the current edition of “Literature/Film Quarterly. Heine’s 14-page article, entitled "Controlling and Controlled: Ophelia and the Ghost as Defined by Music in Grigori Kozintsev's ‘Hamlet’” was praised by the journal’s editor as a “fascinating, close analysis.” The article was based on research Heine presented in England last year as part of the Fourth Annual Music & Film Conference, in conjunction with the 14th Annual Bradford International Film Festival. Heine, a scholar of cinematic scores, joined the OCU faculty in 2005. His dissertation, The Music of Dmitri Shostakovich in “The Gadfly,” “Hamlet,” and “King Lear,” analyzes the cues composed for the three films, both independently and as they contribute to each film's narrative structure. He has presented papers at international conferences concerning film music, including multiple international conferences during the centenary celebration of Shostakovich’s birth in 2006, as well as papers concerning music theory and aural skills pedagogy. He also has been published in the “DSCH Journal” and the journal “Music and Letters.” His current research concerns music from the films Signs and Solaris, the tintinnabuli works of Arvo Pärt, and the music of Edgard Varèse. He earned a Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.M. in music theory from the University of Arizona, and a B.M. in percussion performance from Illinois Wesleyan University. His teachers have included Jim Buhler, Tim Kolosick, David Neumeyer, and Ed Pearsall.