Paul Hodgins recognized for coining term ‘choreomusical’ in The Journal of Music Theory

USC Thornton faculty member Paul Hodgins was credited for coining the term “choreomusical” in a recent issue of the Journal of Music Theory. He first used the term in his 1992 doctoral dissertation, which discussed and analyzed the relationship between choreography and music.

“Hodgins coined the term choreomusical, which has since been modified by others for the new field of choreomusicology (or choreomusical studies). That label has been used increasingly (although there are still many exceptions) for a variety of work crossing dance and music, now covering social/folk and theatrical, non-Western and Western dance activity,” wrote Stephanie Jordan, a research professor at Roehampton University.