Steven Friedson, Distinguished Research Professor; Ph.D., University of Washington. Musical experience and African ritual; phenomenology; ontomusicology.
John Murphy, Professor; Ph.D., Columbia University. Jazz; Brazilian music.
Catherine Ragland, Visiting Assistant Professor; Ph.D., City University of New York. Folk and popular music of Latin America, Mexico and the American Southwest; border studies; music and migration; music and gender; pop music criticism; applied ethnomusicology.
Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of California-Davis. 20th-century avant-garde; interdisciplinary intersections; contemporary music of Mexico; cosmopolitanism and intellectual elites.
Benjamin Brand, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Yale University. Medieval plainsong and liturgy; musical institutions in the Middle Ages and Renaissance; history of music theory and pedagogy.
Bernardo Illari, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Chicago. Latin American music from the colonial and national periods; intellectual history of musicology in Latin America.
Mark McKnight, Associate Head Music Librarian and Adjunct Professor; Ph.D., Louisiana State University. 19th-century American music criticism; early American sheet music; music of Louisiana and New Orleans.
Peter Mondelli, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. 19th-century French opera; history of musical media; critical theory.
Margaret Notley, Professor; Ph.D., Yale University. Brahms and Berg and their respective milieus; 20th-century opera; critical and compositional reception of Beethoven.
Robert Pearson, Lecturer; Ph.D., Brandeis University. Late 18th-century music and listening practices; narrative and analysis; Beethoven.
Hendrik Schulze, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Universität Heidelberg. 17th-century Italian and French music; Venetian opera; ritual studies; music and meanings.
Daniel J. Arthurs, Lecturer; Ph.D., Indiana University. Schenkerian analysis; jazz.
Gene Cho, Regents Professor; Ph.D., Northwestern University. Music theory pedagogy; history of equal temperament; music and culture of China and Japan.
Paul Dworak, Professor; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University. Computer analysis of recordings of musical performance; timbral analysis in Messiaen and Debussy; music cognition; the use of computers in learning.
Frank Heidlberger, Professor and Division Chair; Dr. phil., Dr. habil., Universität Würzburg. Late 16th- and early 17th century Italian instrumental music; 19th- and 20th-century music theories; studies on Weber, Berlioz, Meyerbeer, Liszt, Strauss, Hindemith and Krenek; music and media.
Timothy Jackson, Distinguished Research Professor and director of the Center for Schenkerian Studies; Ph.D., City University of New York. 19th- and 20th-century music; Schenkerian theory; studies of Nazism and classical music.
Justin Lavacek, Lecturer; Ph.D., Indiana University. Early music; counterpoint; Schenkerian analysis; musical meaning.
Rachel Mitchell, Lecturer; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Roberto Gerhard and other Second Viennese School composers; 20th-century Mexican composers; film music criticism; pop-rock theory.
Graham H. Phipps, Professor; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati. Music theory history from 1700 to the present; the Second Viennese School; history of theory and analysis procedures for 16th- and 17th-century music.
David Schwarz, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Contemporary issues in music theory; cultural studies; semiotics; post-Lacanian psychoanalysis.
Stephen Slottow, Associate Professor; Ph.D., City University of New York. American traditional music; the American ultramodernists; atonal theory; Schenkerian analysis.
Thomas Sovik, Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University. Music theory history in central Europe during the Medieval and Renaissance eras; popular music in American culture.
Music Building, Room 1004
The Division of Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology at the University of North Texas features award-winning scholars and musicians who are united by a love of learning, dedicated to the highest standards of academic achievement and integrity, and committed to meeting the educational needs of our students and the community at large.
We offer course work leading to a Master of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Music Theory, Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Musicology with an emphasis in Early Music Performance. You can also earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music with a concentration in Musicology, Music Theory or Musicology with an emphasis in Early Music Performance.
While pursuing a graduate degree at UNT, you can take advantage of:
Our faculty members have garnered national and international recognition for their outstanding research. They regularly publish articles in leading journals and anthologies, publish books with prestigious university presses, and present research at professional conferences and meetings on music history, theory and ethnomusicology. Our division publishes Theoria: Historical Aspects of Music Theory, the Journal of Schenkerian Studies and Harmonia, a graduate student publication in its eighth year.
The College of Music is one of the nation’s most comprehensive music schools. Its ensembles, orchestras, choirs and jazz bands have released numerous recordings, earned Grammy Award nominations, and performed throughout the world. The college regularly hosts guest artists and scholars who represent a variety of perspectives and insights on music. These guests have included the late jazz legend Dave Brubeck, composer John Clayton, theorists Allen Forte and Carl Schachter, musicologists Wendy Heller and Anne W. Robertson, and ethnomusicologists Portia K. Maultsby and Bruno Nettl.
You will need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School as well as complete the College of Music’s admissions process. Required materials include:
For specific degree requirements, access the graduate catalog.
Once admitted to the College of Music, you are eligible for scholarships as well as teaching assistantships and fellowships. Competitive academic scholarships include a monetary award and a waiver of out-of-state tuition. Information about assistantships, fellowships, financial aid and scholarships can be found on the Financial Aid website.