May 5, 2022

The Butler School’s John Turci-Escobar, assistant professor of instruction in theory and associate dean for undergrad studies, is one of four recipients of the 2022-23 Dads’ Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship, the first Butler School professor to win the award in a decade.  

At its August 1983 meeting, The University of Texas System Board of Regents established two Dads’ Association Centennial Teaching Fellowships. Funds for one endowed fellowship were raised by the UT Austin Dads’ Association under the leadership of Mr. Ralph Spence, and the other endowed fellowship was established with matching funds under the Centennial Teachers and Scholars Program. The fellowship acknowledges professional-track faculty members primarily engaged in freshmen instruction, and also acknowledges innovative instructional approaches, and impactful student engagement (mentorship and advising).

About Professor Turci-Escobar

John Turci-Escobar earned a B.A. from Rutgers University (1996) and a Ph.D. from Yale University (2004). His primary areas of interest are the late Italian madrigal, the music of Astor Piazzolla, and Argentine tango. Secondary areas of interest include nineteenth-century chromaticism, Classical form, and broader issues in music and meaning. Turci-Escobar has presented his work at regional, national, and international conferences. He is currently writing a series of articles on the music of Carlo Gesualdo and the late Italian madrigal. He is also preparing a book on the 1965 collaboration between Astor Piazzolla and Jorge Luis Borges.


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