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Jürgen Thym, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Thym has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in music education

Jürgen Thym, Ph.D. has been honored on many occasions, earning the Deems-Taylor Award from the American Society of Composers and the Rayburn Wright Award.

    MANSFIELD, PA, December 14, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Jürgen Thym, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Thym celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Having served for 45 years on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Dr. Thym currently is professor emeritus, continuing to teach part time. He has held many positions at his institution over the years, including instructor, assistant and associate professor, professor and chairman of the department of musicology. At the inception of his career, he honed his expertise as a visiting instructor at Oberlin College. Additionally, he has gained valuable expertise as a consultant with Educational Testing Service from 1980 until 1987. He feels especially blessed to have taught at one of the most prestigious music schools in the world.

An expert in his field, Dr. Thym holds a diploma in school music from the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, Germany, a diploma in history from Freie Universität Berlin, and a Doctor of Philosophy in musicology from Case Western Reserve University. In order to remain aware of changes in the field, he has maintained affiliation with the American Musicological Society and the Word Music Association.

He has published numerous articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century music, mostly on text-music relations in the Lieder of Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Weill and others (co-authoring several essays with the late Ann C. Fehn), in journals such as Archiv für Musikwissenschaft, Ars Lyrica, American Choral Review, Comparative Literature, Fontes Artis Musicae, Journal of Musicological Research, Journal of the American Liszt Society, and Notes. He edited the anthology 100 Years of Eichendorff Songs (1983), co-edited several volumes in the Arnold Schoenberg Collected Works Edition (with Nikos Kokkinis, 1984-94), and was co-translator of music theory treatises by Kirnberger (Die Kunst des reinen Satzes in der Musik, with David Beach, 1982) and Schenker (Kontrapunkt, 2 vols., with John Rothgeb, 1987). His most recent accomplishments are Luca Lombardi: Construction of Freedom, a translation and edition of the composer's selected writings (2006), Of Poetry and Song: Approaches to the Nineteenth-Century Lied (2010), and Mendelssohn, the Organ, and the Music of the Past: Constructing Historical Legacies (2014).

In recognition of his professional accomplishments, Dr. Thym has been honored on many occasions, earning the Deems-Taylor Award from the American Society of Composers, the Rayburn Wright Award and a plethora of features in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Entertainment, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in American Education. In the near future, Dr. Thym intends to continue parlaying his knowledge to others through his role as professor emeritus.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Jürgen Thym, Ph.D., has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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