Music History Instructor

Community Hall

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.

Fick’s research interests include intersections of music and philosophy; eighteenth-century aesthetics in relation to identity, morality, gender, and amateur musical performance; primary source study and editing; and historical performing practices. 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. Her recent publications can be found in Women & Music: A Journal of Gender and CultureEarly Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary JournalEarly Music, and the Journal of Music History Pedagogy. Her current project, an article on Duchess Anna Amalia of Weimar (1739–1807), was awarded the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Study's (ASECS) Émilie Du Châtelet Award. Her research has been presented at AMS, SECM, ASECS, and the RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group, among others. Fick has served as the Society of Eighteenth-Century Music in numerous capacities, including as Newsletter Editor, Director-A-Large, and Program Committee Chair for the 10th Biennial Conference (October 2023).

In addition to her work as a researcher, Fick specializes in performing music of the Baroque and Classical Eras on historical flutes and recorders, performing regularly with Oregon Bach Collegium. 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, 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.

As Artistic Director of Chamber Music Corvallis, an international chamber music series founded in 1958. Fick's mission is to bring ensembles to Corvallis who seek to expand the repertoire and challenge audiences to reconsider beloved classics. To further this conversation, she began a public pre-concert talk series, which both offers a larger contextual framework for the music performances and strives to build and strengthen the community around this music. 

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, published in an undergraduate research journal, and have gone on to attend pursue graduate work in the field of music.

Affiliated with: 
School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts
OSU Main Campus