Faculty | Theory/Comp
Music Theory and Musicology
office: MSM 134
office phone: (713)743-0752
address: 120 School of Music Bldg, Houston, TX 77204-4017
(B.M. (1990) and M.M (1996), University of Houston; Ph.D. in Music Theory, Louisiana State University. 2005) is a Clinical Associate Professor and teaches undergraduate courses in music theory, history, and music appreciation and graduate seminars in music theory pedagogy, instrumental works of Haydn, string quartet analysis and aesthetics, and chamber music of Bartók. She was the winner of LSU's Alumnae Association's Distinguished Dissertation Award (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) in 2005 for dissertation, "Chorale and Canon in Alfred Schnittke's Fourth String Quartet." She has read papers at regional, national and international conferences on Medieval music, gender studies, music of Alfred Schnittke. Research interests include early music, music and aesthetics of the Enlightenment, and post-tonal music. Dr. Durrani also holds Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Regional Studies – Middle East, 1970) and the American University in Cairo (Arabic Studies, 1978).