Dr. Kimary Fick is an Instructor of Music History and Ecampus 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, musical societies, primary source study and editing, and historical performance practices. Her 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. Dr. Fick has presented her research at prominent national and international conferences, including meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group, and the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music. 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 will be published in the forthcoming A-R Editions Online Music Anthology.
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.