Music Professor Dies at Age 58

Posted: February 16, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Thomas Brawley, associate professor in the Department of Music, died of cardio-respiratory arrest at his home on Sunday, Feb. 11, following a brief illness. He was 58. Brawley had been of member of the faculty since 1975. No funeral service will be held in the Northern Virginia area, although the Department of Music is planning a memorial service to be held later this semester. Details will be forthcoming.

Brawley taught courses in music history, including undergraduate offerings covering the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, and graduate specialty courses, such as those devoted to the study of Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms. He also taught introductory courses for non majors (music appreciation and American music), coached piano ensembles, and was a faculty member in New Century College and the PAGE program.

Brawley served as the director of the department’s Teaching Internship Program. As a scholar, he specialized in the music of the nineteenth century. Brawley belonged to the American Musicological Society and he served as council member and president of the Mid Atlantic chapter of the College Music Society. In 2000, he began the George Mason chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, a national music honor society.

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