Theory Ph.D. Recipients

Name

Advisor

Date

Dissertation Title

Current Position

Ahn, So-Yung

Clough

2003

"Harmonic Circles and Voice Leading in Asymmetrical Trichords"

Han-Yang University

Bae, Jae-Hee

Smith

2009

"A Continuity of Fragments: Formal Organization in Schumann's Piano Cycles"

Ewha Woman's University

Brasky, Jill T.

Smith

2005

"'Far Have I Flown': Chromatic Dominants and Functional Transformations in Schoenberg's Gurrelieder"

Emory University

Chernov, Eric

Smith

2009

"Where the Truer Beauties Lie: Analytical Issues in Four Unbarred Songs by Charles Ives"

Mannes College of Music

Chikinda, Michael

Hyde

2007

"Processes of Redemption and the Aesthetic of the Fragment in the Early Twelve-tone Works of Luigi Dallapiccola"

University of Utah

Clampitt, David

Clough

1997

"Pairwise Well-Formed Scales: Structural and Transformational Properties"

Ohio State University

Cuciurean, John

Hyde

2000

"A Theory of Pitch, Rhythm, and Intertextual Allusion for the Late Music of György Ligeti"

University of Western Ontario

Deguchi, Tomoko

Hyde

2005

"Forms of Temporal Experience in the Music of Toru Takemitsu"

Winthrop University

Engebretsen, Nora

Clough

2002

"The Chaos of Possibilities: Combinatorial Group Theory in 19th-century German Harmony Treatises"

Bowling Green State University

Fobes, Christopher

Hyde

2006

"A Theoretical Investigation of Twelve-tone Rows, Harmonic Aggregates, and Non-twelve-tone Materials in the Late Music of Alberto Ginastera"

[deceased]

Foulkes-Levy, Laurdella [Bodalay]

Clough

1996

"A Synthesis of Recent Theories of Tonal Melody, Contour, and the Diatonic Scale…"

University of Mississippi [retired]

Garrison, Rodney
Winner of Patricia Carpenter Emerging Scholar Award, MTSNYS, Spring 2012
Smith 2011

"Schenker's Ausfaltung Unfolded: Notation, Terminology, and Practice"
UB nominee for NAGS Arts/Humanities Dissertation Award

Fredonia College, SUNY

Gelleny, Sharon

Stadelman

2000

"Variation Techniques and Other Theoretical Issues in Feldman's 'Carpet' Compositions"

Grmela, Sylvia

Clough/Hyde

2004

"Recall and Repetition in the Music of Kurtag"

Villa Maria College

Harris, Carole

Hyde

2002

"The French Connection: The Neoclassical Influence of Stravinsky, through Boulanger, on Copland, Talma, and Piston"

Canisius College

Huang, In-Chaio

Smith

2008

"What Familiarity Breeds: Anomalies of Harmonic Practice in the Music of Rachmaninoff"

Jefferis, James

Smith

2004

"Background and Form in the Songs of Hugo Wolf"

Rochester Public Schools

Johnson, Timothy

Clough

1991

"Harmony in the Music of John Adams: From Phrygian Gates to Nixon in China"

Ithaca College

Kim, Sun-Jung

Hyde

2009

"Bartók at Harvard: An Introduction to Chromatic Polymodality and Tonal Centricity"

Mongolian International University

Klein, Michael

Hyde

1995

"A Theoretical Study of the Music of Lutosławski: New Interactions of Pitch, Rhythm, and Form"

Temple University

Kochavi, Jonathan

Clough

2002

"Contextually Defined Musical Transformations"

Swarthmore College

Kwan, Kenneth

Clough

1996

"Compositional Design in Recent Works by Chou Wen-Chung"

Hong Kong Cultural Service Dept.
Lee, Chi-Kuen (Martin) Hyde 2011 "The Charm of Impossibilities: Musical Language, Theology and Narrative Discourse in Olivier Messiaen's Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum" [Hong Kong]

McGuire, David R.

Smith

1995

"Revisiting the Return: The Structural Dilemma of the Recapitulation in the Schenkerian Account of Classical Sonata Form"

Finger Lakes Community College

Park, Hye-Kyung Hyde 2012 "Theoretical Approaches to Deconstruction in Music: Music as a Language, Signature, Yin-Yang, and the Function of Motive"  

Park, Jae-Sung

Clough

1989

"A Study of the Pitch-Class Structure in Anton Webern's 14 Early Atonal Songs"

Han-Yang University

Paynter, Terry

Clough/Smith

2004

"Three-Dimensional Musical Space: Models and Metaphors for Analysis"

 

Perone, James

Clough

1988

"Pluralistic Strategies in Musical Analysis: A Study of  Selected Works of William Albright"

Mount Union College

Prevost, Roxane

Hyde

2003

"A Woman Composer Among Men: A Theoretical Study of Ursula Mamlok's Serial Music"

University of Ottawa

Riehl, Eugena Hyde 2012 "From Pitch to Tension: A Theory of Motive in the Solo Woodwind Music of Mamlok, Krenek, Carter, and Berio"

Saltini, Roberto

Clough

1994

"Theory of Phase Shift: A Study of Rhythmic and Metric Displacements in Music"

Skinner, Myles

Clough/Hyde

2006

"Towards a Quarter-Tone Syntax: Analyses of Selected Works by Blackwood, Haba, Ives, and Wyschnegradsky"

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Swinden, Kevin

Smith

1997

"Harmonic Tropes and Plagal Dominant Structures in …Bruckner"

Wilfrid Laurier University

Tam, Christina

Clough/Hyde

2005

"Between the Tones: A Study of the Theory and Microtonal Works of Alois Haba"

Fredonia College, SUNY

Woo, Ji-Hyun

Smith

2008

"Modes of Phrygian Functionality: ♭^2 Progressions in Chromatic Music"

Fredonia College, SUNY

Wooldridge, Marc

Clough

1992

"Rhythmic Implications of Diatonic Theory: A Study of Scott Joplin's Ragtime Piano Works"

Indiana Wesleyan College

Wu, Daniel Hyde 2012 "Reflection and Representation: A Unitary Theory of Voice Leading and Music Contour in 20th-Century Atonal and Serial Contrapuntal Music" Wesleyan University