Professor Completes Grant Program

Professor Completes Grant Program

John Mortensen, professor of piano at Cedarville University, recently completed his research for Cedarville’s Faculty Summer Research Grant. One of his essays, “Forming the Life of the Congregation Through Music,” has been selected for publication in “The Pneuma Review.” Photo credit: Scott L. Huck / Cedarville University.

by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

June 4, 2009

Cedarville, Ohio—Dr. John Mortensen, professor of piano at Cedarville University, recently completed his 2008 Faculty Summer Research Grant project. Cedarville offers this grant to encourage its faculty to undertake academic projects during the summer.

Mortensen’s research explored not only how people hear and make music, but also how they are formed by music within a consumer culture. He then took that research and wrote two essays, “Muzak of the Buy-o-Spheres: Hearing and Making Music in Consumer Culture” and “Forming the Life of the Congregation Through Music.” The latter has been selected for publication in “The Pneuma Review.”

Mortensen has been at Cedarville since 1995. He received his B.M.A. in piano performance from the University of Michigan and his M.M. in piano performance and his D.M.A. in piano performance from the University of Maryland.

He currently lives in Cedarville with his wife, Linda, and their three children, Christian, Ian and Sophie.