University of Rochester

University Music Professor Wins Prestigious Young Scholar Award

December 7, 1995

Daniel Harrison, associate professor of music at the University of Rochester, has been awarded the Young Scholar Award of the Society for Music Theory.

The award is granted annually to a scholar for a high- quality book or article published before the age of 40.

Harrison received the prize at the organization's annual meeting for his 1994 book Harmonic Function in Tonal Music: A Renewed Dualist Theory and an Account of Its Precedents, published by the University of Chicago Press.

Harrison has been a faculty member in the College and Eastman School of Music since 1987. Recently, he was a featured commentator in a documentary film about Beach Boys member Brian Wilson.