About My Research
Dr. Oyenard knows what it means to be a professional. In addition, he has an increasingly rare, perhaps old-fashioned respect for higher learning. His scholarly and pedagogical interests came together in the DMA dissertation he completed at the University of Oklahoma under my supervision. It draws on his expertise in the matters of performing editions, performance practice, primary sources, stylistic characteristics of Mozart and Beethoven, determining authenticity of works, and philosophical and pragmatic approaches to textual issues. It could have just as well been a PhD dissertation in musicology.
I have come to realize that Dr. Oyenard knows everything about the violin. We have had conversations about the genealogy of violinists, schools and methods of playing, performance practice, recordings, string quartets and concertos, and he has always been able to tell me something interesting that I didn’t know.
DR. SANNA PEDERSON
Mavis C. Pitman Professor of Musicology - School of Music, University of Oklahoma