Ka Man Misty Choi

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Student in Musicology, 2016–Present

Formally trained as a linguist, I am currently working on projects that explore the relation between the musical, the linguistic, and the literary. My dissertation is to investigate the paths through which post-WWII Italian art music in the 1960s–1980s absorbed and contributed to the discourse of structuralism post-structuralism by building on linguistics, semiotics and literary theories, especially centers on music by Luciano Berio.

Prior to joining Duke, my research project was text-music analysis, especially art songs during the French Symbolist movement.

Education Background

Master of Philosophy

Historical Musicology

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Master of Arts

Music

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Master of Philosophy

Linguistics

City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

 

Professional Qualifications

Fellow

Music Theory

Trinity College, London

Member

Institute of Chartered Linguists, UK

Choi, K. M. M. “Textual Permutation in Mauricio Kagel's Anagrama (1957-1958): New Modes of Serial Thought.” From Modernism to Postmodernism: Between Universal and Local, edited by Katarina Bogunovic Hocevar et al., Peter Lang, 2016, pp. 153–64.

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Paul Sacher Foundation Scholarship awarded by Paul Sacher Foundation, Switzerland (2020)

International Research Travel Award awarded by Duke University (2020)

Competitive Summer Research Fellowship awarded by Duke University (2020)

Competitive Summer Research Fellowship awarded by Duke University (2019)

Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund Scholarship awarded by Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund (2003)