Associate Professor of Music
Eleanor Trawick holds a B.A. from Columbia University in New York and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she studied composition with David Felder and Charles Wuorinen, and theory with John Clough and Martha Hyde. Before coming to Ball State, she taught at the University of Massachusetts - Lowell.
Dr. Trawick research focuses on 20th-century music and soon, she hopes, that of the 21st with a special interest in French composers. An article on Messiaen recently appeared in the journal Ex Tempore. Her compositions include works for a variety of solo instruments as well as for chamber and larger ensembles. This fall she provided incidental music for a university production of Children of a Lesser God. In addition to her teaching and composition, she plays the viola in solo, chamber, and orchestral performances.