Faculty Profile

Brian Wright

Brian Wright

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology
College
College of Music

    

Education

PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 2018.
Major: Musicology
Dissertation Title: How the Electric Bass Became the Norm: An Alternative History of American Popular Music, 1951-1964
MA, University of Nevada, Reno, 2013.
Major: Music
Degree Specialization: Musicology
Dissertation Title: The View From the Bottom: Cultural Explorations of the Electric Bass
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011.
Major: Music History

Current Scheduled Teaching*

MUMH 5010.001, Introduction to Research in Music, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUMH 5440.001, Music in the United States, Spring 2020 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MUMH 5010.001, Introduction to Research in Music, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 6770.001, Music of the Twentieth Century, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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