Larisa Jackson is a Lecturer at the University of Houston, where she taught from 2001 at UH Moores School of Music and from 2006 at UH Downtown campus. Her interests range from 19th-century music and Russian music of the 19th and 20th century to history of music theory and include publications on Tchaikovsky, Russian music, and 19th-century tonal theory in Journal of the American Liszt Society, Current Musicology, St. Petersburg Conservatory Journal. Jackson has given pre-concert lectures in Lincoln Center, Houston Symphony, Cullen Theater and written program notes for Alice Tully Concert Hall at Lincoln Center and the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra in New York City. Recently Jackson presented a lecture "Rimsky-Korsakov and the Concept of Harmony in 19th Century Russia and Germany" at the 2012 IMS/International Symposium "St. Petersburg Conservatory on International Scene: Composition, Performance, and Scholarly Traditions" in St. Petersburg, Russia. Jackson currently works on the book exploring the relationship of Tchaikovsky and his patron Nadejda von Meck. Since 2002 Larisa Jackson has founded and managed two international classic music festivals in Italy, Orfeo Music Festival and Schlern International Music Festival. Fully dedicated to teaching core curriculum and standard courses in music history and theory, Jackson has designed and taught special topic seminars on Russian music including "Analysis of Russian Masterpieces," "Shostakovich and Prokofiev," "Tchaikovsky and the Russian Five." Larisa Jackson studied at the Musorgsky Music College in St. Petersburg, Russia, then completed her M. A., M. Phil., and Ph. D. at Columbia University in New York where she was a recipient of numerous fellowships including Mellon Fellowship and Columbia University President's Fellowship.Bio courtesy of her faculty page.
Larisa Petrushkevich Jackson
PhD, Music Theory