1. Lectures (Selection)

2024 November 2024: (Keynote Lecture) «Partimento Reinvigorated: Unpacking its Impact in ‘The Digital Age’» at the International Partimento Conference “Partimento – Realizing its Potential”. Thursday 14th November 2024. Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Vienna (Austria).
2024 October 2024: (Opening Lecture) Vth Biennial Conference of the Brazilian Society for Music Theory and Analysis. «Figured, Unfigured, and Underfigured Bass: New Insights into Eighteenth-Century Neapolitan Pedagogy». Associação Brasileira de Teoria e Análise Musical TeMA. Saturday 17th October 2024. Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
2024 May 2024: (Online Lecture) «Unfigured and Underfigured Bass in Eighteeenth-Century Naples» at the Music Theory Seminar Mozarteum, Salzburg. Thursday 23rd May 2024. Salzburg (Austria).
2023 November 2023: Partimento Workshop Conservatorium van Antwerpen, Belgium. «Singing Counterpoint through Figures» Friday 24 November 2023.
2022 February 2022: Partimento Workshop The Juilliard School of Music, New York. An Introduction to Practical Counterpoint according to Eighteenth-century Italian Practices.
2022 January 2022: Two Partimento Workshops at Indiana University, Early Music Department. 1. Practical Counterpoint in Bologna, 2. Practical Counterpoint in Naples.
2019 January 2019: Two Aural Skills Workshops at Sentiamoci a Parma. Reflections on Italian Eighteenth-Century Practices. Part 1: Musicianship Skills and Harmonic Awareness. Part 2: Ear Training through Partimenti.
2018 November 2018: Leuven Lectures in Musicology at Leuven University: Keyboard Skills in Tonal Harmony and Aural Skills Classes: Reflections on Italian Eighteenth-Century Practices.
2018 October 2018: Lecture at Conservatorium van Antwerpen in connection with the first modern performance of Leonardo Leo's Mass in D (a 5), directed by Ewald Demeyere.
2017 January–March 2017: Visiting lecturer in Music Theory at Conservatorium Maastricht. Lectures, workshops in partimento realization, consultations regarding curriculum development in Music Theory.
2017 16 February 2017: Invited Guest Lecturer at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
2017 4 May 2017: Invited Guest Lecturer at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Hochschule Luzern), Switzerland. Lecture “Per i Principianti di Contrapunto: Kompositionsausbildung am Klavier in Italien um 1750.” See: Flyer “MusicTalks.”

2. Current Position

2022– Associate Professor in Music Theory and Analysis. Örebro University, Sweden.

3. Higher Education Qualifications

2006−08 Master of Arts in Music Theory, Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH), Sweden. Exam: 23 May 2008.
2003−06 Vocational Organist Diploma [in Swedish: “kantorsexamen”], Sköndals Institution för Kyrkomusik, Ersta Sköndals Högskola, Stockholm, Sweden. Exam: 10 June 2006.
1988−90 Master in Musicology [in Dutch: “doctoraalexamen”] (two-year supplementary studies, full-time), Rijksuniversiteit, Utrecht, Netherlands. Exam: 31 May 1990.
1983−88 Master in Music Pedagogy. Five-year full-time music-pedagogical study course [Exam in Dutch: “Akte B Schoolmuziek”]. Conservatory of Brabant, Tilburg, Netherlands. Exam: 11 May 1988.

4. Doctoral Degree

2012–15 PhD in Musicology / Music Theory. Uppsala University, Sweden. Publicly defended 9 Maj 2015. Faculty Opponent: Prof. Robert Gjerdingen (Northwestern University, Evanston, USA). PhD dissertation: Counterpoint and Partimento: Methods of Teaching Composition in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples (Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2015). Exam: 19 June 2015.

5. Previous Positions and Periods of Appointment

1990−94 Teacher in Music Theory at Gotlands Läns Folkhögskola in Hemse, Gotland, Sweden.
1994−2015 Teacher in Music Theory at Sävegymnasium, Visby, Sweden.
1995−2014 Founding member (together with Ramon Anthin and Sven-David Sandström) and teacher in Music Theory at the Gotland School of Music Composition. Teacher in Aural Skills, Historic Writing Techniques, and Analysis.
2000 Lecturer in Musicology (Gregorian Chant) as part of the course “The Medieval Mass in Northern Europe” at the Gotland University College (15 hp, together with Dr. Sven-Erik Pernler).
2009−11 Lecturer in Music Theory / Aural Skills at the
  • Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH), Sweden.
  • 2017−20 Associate Professor in Music Theory at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo. Full–time postition. Teaching Courses in Aural Skills, Harmony, and Music Cognition.
    2021–22 Head of Office of the Department of Musical Interpretation (pro tem). Örebro University.

    6. Previous Postdoctoral Positions

    2015 2015-05-09 until 2015-12-31: post-doc Uppsala University, Department of Musicology (prolongation of doctoral position into post-doc).
    2016 Post-doctoral Research-Fellow, Uppsala University (2016-07-01 until 2016-12-31).
    2017 Visiting Professor [“voltijds bijzonder gastdocent”] at Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. Full-time research on the methods of learning keyboard improvisation in Italy and Germany between 1680 and 1720.

    7. Received Research Fundings

    2022-23 One-year research grant [65.000 €] from the Stiftelsen Thuréus forskarhem och naturminne för kultur, natur, litteratur och konst for the Post-doctoral Research Project “The Italian Fugue” (at the Institution of Musicology of Uppsala University, in 2022-23).
    2016 Three-year full-time research grant [315.000 €] from the Swedish Research Counsil [Vetenskapsrådet] for the Post-doctoral Research Project “The Improvised Fugue in Italy and Germany between 1680 and 1750.”

    8. Awards, Prizes, and Honours

    2013 The 2013 Birgit and Gad Rausing Research Grant for Humanistic Research (6.500 €), awarded by the Birgit and Gad Rausing Foundation, Lund, Sweden. November 2018: Leuven Lectures in Musicology at Leuven University: Keyboard Skills in Tonal Harmony and Aural Skills Classes: Reflections on Italian Eighteenth-Century Practices.

    9. Other Merits

    2008 Elected member of Föreningen Svenska Tonsättare (FST: Society of Swedish Composers).
    2010 [on invitation] Music Theory Investigation regarding the future Master’s Program in Music Theory at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH), entitled “En vision för ett ämnesområde i förändring.” Presented in May 2010. [87 pp].
    2012 Travel grant from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.
    2012 Musicological grants of the Tobias Norlind Foundation in Lund, Sweden.
    2014 Travel grant from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.
    2015 [on invitation] Whole-day of in-service training for music teachers in the Stockholm Region on Ear Training Pedagogy. 7 January 2015 at Kulturama, Stockholm. In coorporation with Rytmus, Södra Latin's Musikgymnasium, STEG, Musikteoriforum, and Kulturama.
    2015 Musicological grants of the Tobias Norlind Foundation in Lund, Sweden.
    2015–16 Member of the Organizing Committee of the HapMac Conference (History, Analysis, Pedagogy), organized by the University of Nottingham, 13-15 July 2016.
    2016 Grant for Research Journey to Northern Italy (Jan 2017) from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.

    Latest update of this CV: 2024-02-16

    Contact

  • Email: vantour@telia.com