- Prospective Undergraduate Applicants (Columbia College, SEAS, Barnard College, or General Studies)
- Prospective Graduate Program Applicants (PhD and DMA)
- Prospective MFA Applicants in Sound Arts (NEW!)
- Prospective Visiting Scholars and Students
Music Theory at Columbia
Music Theory Faculty Members
Professor of Music
Professor of Music
Assistant Professor of Music
Assistant Professor of Music
MA, PhD, undergraduate courses and lessons
Current Graduate Students in Music Theory
Galen DeGraf (Thesis: "Performing 'Polymeter': Action, Attention, and Modes of Perception")
Dan DiPaolo (Thesis: "Analyzing the Music of Steely Dan")
Caleb Mutch (Thesis: "A History of Cadence in Tonality and Its Antecedents")
Recently Defended Theses
Max Schmeder, "Thirty-Three Miniature Dialectics: Hegelian Philosophy vis-a-vis Beethoven's 'Diabelli' Variations, Op. 120" (2014)
Kate Heidemann, "Hearing Women's Voices in Popular Song: Analyzing Sound and Identity in Country and Soul" (2014)
Scott Gleason, "Princeton Theory's Problematics" (2013)
Victoria Tzotzkova, "Theorizing Pianistic Performance: Tradition, Instrument, Performer" (2012)
Justin Hoffman, "Listening with Two Ears: Conflicting Perceptions of Space in Tonal Music" (2011)
Olaf Post, "'The Way These People Can Just Listen!': Inquiries about the Mahler Tradition in the Concertgebouw" (2009)
Paul Sheehan, "Twelve-Tone Entities, Inquisitorial Mind, and the Network Model of the Multitude: Analyzing Luigi Dallapiccola's Il prigioniero" (2008)
Columbia theorists currently hold positions at Washington University (Paul Steinbeck, PhD '08), Rutgers University (Christopher Doll, PhD '07), University of Alberta (Maryam Moshaver, PhD '06), Kunitachi College of Music (Cathy Cox, PhD '06), Carnegie Mellon University (John Ito, PhD '04), University of Arkansas (Elizabeth Margulis, PhD '03), Hong Kong University (Youn Kim, PhD '03), Cleveland Institute of Music (Diane Urista, PhD '01), New York University (Martin Scherzinger, PhD '01, and Marilyn Nonken, PhD '99), Tamagawa University (Akira Takaoka, PhD '99), National Taiwan University (Yuh-Wen Wang, PhD '98), UC Santa Cruz (Paul Nauert, PhD '97), Eastman School of Music (David Temperley, PhD '96), University of Western Ontario (Kevin Mooney, PhD '96), and elsewhere.
Current and Recent Graduate Seminars
Analysis of Popular Music
Debussy and Modernism
Interdisciplinary and Humanistic Approaches to Music Theory: Representations of the Listener
Interdisciplinary and Humanistic Approaches to Music Theory: Semantics and Pragmatics of Analytical Description
Introduction to History of Theory
Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis
Introduction to Set Theory
Proseminar in Music Theory
Ruth Crawford Seeger
Theorizing Musical Temporality
Area News and Events
- Eamonn Bell, a second-year graduate student in music theory, presented a poster (co-authored with Daniel Shanahan) at the 2014 meeting of AMS/SMT in Milwaukee, WI, titled "Examining Stylistic Change Through Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Incipits."
- Maeve Sterbenz presented a paper at the 2014 meeting of AMS/SMT in Milwaukee, WI, titled "Listening Through Movement: An Examination of Lar Lubovitch's Choreography of the Adagio from Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622."
- Caleb Mutch will have an article titled "Blainville's New Mode, or How the Plagal Cadence Came to be 'Plagal'" appear in the upcoming issue of Eighteenth-Century Music.
- Will Mason, a PhD student in music theory, accepted a competitive Lead Teaching Fellowship (LTF), awarded by the GSAS Teaching Center. The fellowship, in its first year of existence, offers eligible graduate students a stipend in exchange for organizing two pedagogical training events in their departments. More information on LTF can be found here.
Will also presented a paper titled "Grisey and the Posthuman Voice" at the Gerard Grisey, the spectral moment, and its legacy conference, held on October 19-21, 2014 in Montreal, Canada.
- Marc Hannaford, a second-year graduate student in music theory, presented a paper titled "Black Saturday, Planning and Improvisation" at the Vs. Interpretation Festival and Symposium, held July 16-20, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. His trip was supported by the H.S. Gerstle Travel Fund (GSAS) and by funds from the Music department.
Columbia Theory Alumnus Christopher Doll (PhD 2007, Asst. Prof. Rutgers Univ.) presents the AMS/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame lecture "The Unlikely History of Sixties Rock and Roll," Wed. 3/26 7PM, live streaming from the Hall of Fame in Cleveland. More information here.
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