Orita WebGraduate Student (2nd Year)

Originally from Princeton, NJ, H. Meg Orita holds a Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude with program honors, in Voice & Opera Performance with a Minor in Musicology from Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music. Her research interests include issues of voice, body, authorship, and performance in twentieth-century avant-gardes and the intersections of twenty first-century popular music and body/beauty expectations in media such as YouTube, social media, and television. A Co-Organizer of the UNC-Duke Experimental Music Group, Meg is also a vocalist whose performance projects focus on the interpretation of early and new musics. Meg is also involved in projects with the National Eating Disorders Association and Embody Carolina, and runs a blog dedicated to body-positive musicology.

  • Email: hmorita@live.unc.edu
  • Office: Hill Hall 219

Conference Papers

“Gender in US New Music: Gender, Socialization, and Career Trajectory,” Goethe Institut Chicago Conference, “Sexing Sound,” The Art Institute of Chicago, October 2015

Teaching Assistant:

  • Introduction to Women & Music (MUSC 188)
  • Music Theory I (MUSC 131)