Michael D. Hicks
Hicks is the author of three books: Mormonism and Music: A History (1989), Sixties Rock: Garage, Psychedelic, and Other Satisfactions (1999), and Henry Cowell, Bohemian (2002), all published by University of Illinois Press, which will also publish his book co-authored with Christian Asplund entitled Christian Wolff. He has also authored historical and analytical articles that have appeared in many books and journals (including American Music, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Musical Quarterly, and Perspectives of New Music). He has been a guest lecturer at Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley. He has read papers at various conferences (including UCLA's multidisciplinary Conference on American Studies Connecting with Religion, 1991) and national meetings of the Society for American Music and the American Musicological Society. His Mormon-related articles and poetry have appeared in several books (including Macmillan's Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 1995) and in the journals Dialogue, Sunstone, BYU Studies, Journal of Mormon History, Literature and Belief, and Utah Historical Quarterly. In August 2006 he was appointed editor of the journal American Music.
In 2012, Hicks received a grant from the Barlow Endowment to record his complete piano works with pianist Keith Kirchoff.
His awards include the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award (1994, 2003 and 2010), the Frances and Emily Chipman Award (Mormon History Association, 1989), and the Morris S. Rosenblatt Award (Utah Historical Society, 1991). He and his wife Pamela are the parents of four children.
- The Daily Universe - An evening of new music at de Jong Concert Hall (21 July 2011)
- The Daily Herald - BYU prof. explores music of his past for Bible’s anniversary (6 Jan 2011)
- The Deseret News - Choir's men lift voices: All-male album is unique in Mormon Tabernacle Choir's storied history (2 Jan 2011)
- Daily Herald - Campus Notes (13 December 2010)
- BYU News - BYU musician hits crescendo for third time with top award (7 Dec 2010)
- BYU Magazine - Encyclopedia of Musical Alumni (28 December 2007)