Professor Gerard Behague Passes Away at 67
Posted: June 15, 2005
Gerard Behague, Murchison Regents Professor in Fine Arts and Music at the University of Texas, died June 13 in Austin at the age of 67.
Born in Montpellier, France, he received his M.A. from the University of Paris and his Ph.D. from Tulane University. Professor Behague came to UT in 1974, where he developed the graduate program in ethnomusicology that is now world-renowned. He was longtime editor of the Latin American Music Review, published by the University of Texas Press. In 1994 he was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Music as a corresponding member, one of only a handful to be so honored. He was the author of numerous publications, including Heitor Villa-Lobos: The Search for Brazil's Musical Soul, which he published in 1994 in the ILAS Special Publications Series with UT Press.
Professor Behague will be greatly missed by his many colleagues and friends at UT. A memorial program will be arranged in the UT School of Music during the Fall 2005 semester.