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Music Theory

Garreth Broesche, Visiting Lecturer in Music Theory

Andrew Davis, theory, Director of Graduate Studies
Ph. D. in music theory, Indiana University; M.M., University of Massachusetts; B.A., Pennsylvania State University. Formerly on faculty of the University of Massachusetts; papers at regional and national conferences on late-19th and early-20th century opera, music of Bartók, and Schenkerian analysis; articles on Italian opera and Schenkerian analysis in professional journals and collections; service to the New England Conference of Music Theorists; formerly assistant editor, Indiana Theory Review.

Aaminah Durrani, theory
(B.M. (1990) and M.M (1996), University of Houston; Ph.D. in Music Theory, Louisiana State University. 2005) is a Clinical Associate Professor and teaches undergraduate courses in music theory, history, and music appreciation and graduate seminars in music theory pedagogy, instrumental works of Haydn, string quartet analysis and aesthetics, and chamber music of Bartók. She was the winner of LSU's Alumnae Association's Distinguished Dissertation Award (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) in 2005 for dissertation, "Chorale and Canon in Alfred Schnittke's Fourth String Quartet." She has read papers at regional, national and international conferences on Medieval music, gender studies, music of Alfred Schnittke. Research interests include early music, music and aesthetics of the Enlightenment, and post-tonal music. Dr. Durrani also holds Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Regional Studies – Middle East, 1970) and the American University in Cairo (Arabic Studies, 1978).

Timothy Koozin, theory, Music Theory Area Coordinator
Ph.D. in Music Theory, University of Cincinnati. Editor of Music Theory Online, the electronic journal of the Society for Music Theory. Internationally known specialist in music instructional technology. Areas of research include Schenkerian studies, post-tonal analysis, rock music, and technology applications for musical study. Author and software designer for several widely-adopted CD-ROM applications for music study, including The Music for Ear Training CD-ROM and Workbook (Schirmer, 2001). Articles in Perspectives of New Music, Contemporary Music Review, Music Theory Online, College Music Symposium, Notes, and Computers in Music Research. Author of a chapter in Expression in Pop-Rock Music: A Collection of Critical and Analytical Essays edited by Walter Everett (Garland, 2000).

John L. Snyder, theory
Ph.D. in music theory, Indiana University; B.M. and M.M., Michigan State University; formerly on faculties of Nicholls State University, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Oklahoma State University; articles in leading professional journals; papers at many scholarly meetings and symposia in regional, national and international venues; a former president of Texas Society for Music Theory; a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee for Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum; a former member of the Editorial Board for Music Theory Online. A Fellow of the Mannes Institute for Advanced Studies in Music Theory.