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fickk@oregonstate.edu

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Community Hall 305B

1650 SW Pioneer Place

1650 SW Pioneer Place
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Dr. Kimary Fick is an Instructor of Music History at Oregon State University. She earned a Ph.D. in Musicology with an Emphasis in Early Music Performance from the University of North Texas, an M.M. in Flute Performance from the University of Oregon, and a B.M. in Music Education with an Emphasis in Flute Performance from the University of Delaware.

Dr. Fick’s research interests include intersections of music and philosophy; eighteenth-century aesthetics in relation to identity, morality, and amateur musical performance; primary source study and editing; and historical performing practices. Her recent article, “Feeling the Feminine, Forming the Masculine: Amateur Male Musicians and the Flute Sonatas of Anna Bon di Venezia (1738–?)” (Women and Music 24), explores eighteenth-century concepts of gender identity as expressed and negotiated through musical performance. Dr. Fick's dissertation, “Sensitivity, Inspiration, and Rational Aesthetics: Experiencing Music in the North German Enlightenment,” was supported by a DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) research grant to perform archival research in Berlin and Weimar, Germany. She was a co-editor of the recent Bärenreiter edition of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, and her article on C.P.E. Bach’s Fantasia in C# minor was published A-R Editions Online Music Anthology. Dr. Fick has presented her research at prominent national and international conferences, including meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, The American Society for Eighteeth-Century Studies, and the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group, among others. Dr. Fick served as editor for the Newsletter of the Society of Eighteenth-Century Music and is currently a member of the society's Board as a Director-at-Large.

In addition to her work as a researcher, Dr. Fick specializes in performing music of the Baroque and Classical Eras on historical flutes and recorders. She has performed with the American Bach Soloist Academy in San Francisco, Dallas Bach Society, Denton Bach Society, and Texas Camerata and competed as a semi-finalist in the 2012 National Flute Association Baroque Flute Artist Competition. While at UNT, Dr. Fick studied early music performance with Paul Leenhouts, Lyle Nordstrom, and Lee Lattimore and performed in masterclasses with renowned flutists such as Sandra Miller, Rachel Brown, Janet See, and Jed Wentz. Dr. Fick was featured as a concertist in the Boston Early Music Festival’s Young Performers Festival and the International Janáček Festival and Conference with the University of North Texas Baroque Orchestra. Recently, she collaborated with Oregon Bach Collegium to create an early music concert series for Corvallis, OR, supported by a state-funded external grant and became the artistic director of Chamber Music Corvallis.

Dr. Fick's students have won the WIC Culture of Writing Award on behalf of the Music department, presented papers at regional AMS and CMS conferences, and have gone on to attend pursue graduate work in the field of music.

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