Justin Lavacek

Justin Lavacek

Senior Lecturer in Music Theory


Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology, Center for Schenkerian Studies

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Justin Lavacek received a bachelor’s in music theory from Loyola University New Orleans, a master’s in music theory pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory, and a PhD in music theory from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. His dissertation formalizes an approach to Machaut’s counterpointing of borrowed tenors in the motets.  His primary research is in the counterpoint and meaning of “early music,” which he has presented at regional, national, and international conferences, and in two forthcoming articles.  In his spare time, Dr. Lavacek likes to realize figured bass.