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Paul Hawkshaw

Professor of Music History
Yale School of Music

Hawkshaw-200x260_cropped Paul Hawkshaw is Professor in the Practice of Music History. He was the Director of the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival for thirteen years until he stepped down at the end of the 2016 season.

An authority on the music of Anton Bruckner, he has completed seven volumes of the composer's Collected Works Edition (Vienna) which are performed by major orchestras and choruses throughout the world. His articles have appeared in The Musical Quarterly, Nineteenth-Century Music, the Oesterreichische Musikzeitschrift and a variety of other publications. In 1996 he was awarded the special honor of an invitation from the Austrian National Library, Vienna, to give the commemorative address celebrating the centenary of the composer's death.

Since coming to Yale in 1984, Professor Hawkshaw has taken an active interest in community affairs and public education in New Haven. He has been publicly recognized for his contribution to the New Haven Schools by an official proclamation of Mayor John DeStefano and, in the spring of 2000, he was awarded the Yale School of Music's highest honor, the Simon Sanford Medal, for his scholarship and community service.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Professor Hawkshaw received his Ph. D. in Musicology from Columbia University in 1984. He has recently been appointed to the Editorial Boards of both the new Bruckner Edition published by the International Bruckner Society, and Wiener Bruckner Studien published under the auspices of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In the spring of 2011 he was awarded the Kilenyi Medal of Honor by the American Bruckner Society. Past recipients include Bruno Walter, Bernard Haitink, Paul Hindemith and Arturo Toscanini.




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