September 23, 2023
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Dr. Thomas Yee is Born!
Pictured (left): Thomas B. Yee and Aiden K. Feltkamp interviewing Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor in Terre Haute, Indiana
Top Ten Selected Updates:
1. Graduated DMA program from The University of Texas at Austin
2. Joined The University of Texas at San Antonio music faculty as Lecturer I in Music Theory
3. Original opera Eva and the Angel of Death: A Holocaust Remembrance Opera will be premiered by Density512 starring Page Stephens at the Austin Public Library Special Events Center
4. Began scholarly monograph Beyond Beeps and Boops: Understanding Musical Meaning in Video Game Soundtracks exploring the musical representation of gender, race, and religion in video games
5. Published Battle Hymn of the God-Slayers: Troping Rock and Sacred Music Topics in Xenoblade Chronicles in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Sound and Music in Games
6. Premiered Three Arias from Eva and the Angel of Death featuring Page Stephens
7. Presented Feminine Themings: the Construction of Musical Gendering in the Final Fantasy Franchise at the North American Conference on Video Game Music 7
8. Righteous Among the Nations: The Story of Ho Feng-Shan awarded as ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould 2019 Young Composer Awards finalist
9. Received grants for Eva and the Angel of Death from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, Butler School of Music, UT Austin Graduate School, and UT HornRaiser
10. Converted two Aural Skills classes at UTSA into online-only pedagogy due to the COVID-19 pandemic