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Howard Pollack

John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Musicology

Division Head of Musicology

Howard Pollack (Musicology, Division Head) is John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Music at the University of Houston, where he has taught since 1987. He is the author of seven books, including biographies of Walter Piston, John Alden Carpenter, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Marc Blitzstein, and John Latouche. He has received two Deems Taylor Awards, the Irving Lowens Award, the Nicolas Slonimsky Award, and an ARSC Award for Excellence for his publications as well as two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities among other grants and fellowships. Pollack's articles and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and encyclopedias. He also has lectured at colleges and arts organizations in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and across the United States, and has appeared in film documentaries and on such American radio shows as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, the Voice of America, and Fresh Air as well as on British, Australian, New Zealand, and German radio.