Associate Professor of Music (Music Theory); Chair, Department of Music Theory
The Jacobs music theory department combines world-class research and scholarship with unique and innovative pedagogy.
Eclectic in our interests and internationally renowned for the quality and scope of our work, the music theory faculty and students maintain a strong record of publications, conference presentations, performances, and other accomplishments.
Our students and faculty work together to maintain a high standard of rigorous, conservatory-style pedagogy in music theory while leading the way toward a more diverse and inclusive future for our field.
All of our M.M. and Ph.D. students receive associate instructorships in music theory, enabling them to teach all levels of theory and aural skills, from the fundamentals up through the analysis of post-tonal music. The program also offers many unique opportunities for professional development.
Students, faculty, and guests regularly present at the weekly music theory colloquium series. Additionally, our Graduate Theory Association hosts an annual symposium of research in music theory and publishes the Indiana Theory Review, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal produced entirely by students.
The extensive training our students receive as pedagogues and scholars contributes to the excellent success rates that our alumni enjoy on the job market. Our graduates hold teaching positions in major universities, liberal-arts colleges, and schools of music around the world.