Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology

Camille Langlinais

Camille is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in psychology. She attended the University of North Texas as a student assistant at the Toulouse Graduate School for a year, then worked for TAMS and the Honors College for another year as their administrative assistant. She is now administrative coordinator for Composition, Music Education, and Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology. Although she can no longer remember how to play, Camille played cello for four years in middle school.

Brian Wright

Dr. Brian F. Wright holds a Ph.D. in historical musicology from Case Western Reserve University and is a former research assistant for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archive. Prior to UNT, Dr. Wright was assistant professor at Fairmont State University, where he taught a variety of music history courses and worked extensively with the local chapter of Guitars 4 Vets. Dr. Wright specializes in the history of American popular music.

Andrew Chung

Andrew Chung serves as assistant professor of music theory at the University of North Texas whose scholarly work specializes in the history and theoretical analysis of 20th and 21st-century European and American art music in experimental and avant-garde traditions. Dr. Chung has strong interdisciplinary interests ranging between music theory and historical musicology, further encompassing continental philosophy (especially the philosophy of language), linguistic anthropology and sound studies.

David Heetderks

David Heetderks researches form and expression in pop/rock music, and he is currently studying how text and timbre affirm or deviate from formal expectations in popular song-forms. His previous research investigated geometric models of chromatic voice leading in post-2000 art rock, quotation and distortion of past styles by the band Sonic Youth, and the use of irregular textual and phrase rhythms in indie music. In addition to his popular-music research, Dr.

Gillian Robertson

Gillian Robertson, a native of Ontario, Canada, is a senior lecturer of music theory. She holds a Ph.D. in music theory from Florida State University (2015) where she studied with Drs. Joseph Kraus and Matthew Shaftel. She was the recipient of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) while completing her M.A. in music theory at the University of Western Ontario. Gillian received her bachelor of music (cum laude) from Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada).

Benjamin Graf

Benjamin Graf is an active scholar in music theory, pedagogy and performance. He defended his dissertation, An Analytical Study of Structural Dualism and Paradox in Beethoven, in February 2016 and earned his Ph.D. in music theory from the University of North Texas in May 2016. At UNT, Benjamin was the recipient of a Teaching Fellowship in the College of Music, and he was awarded numerous scholarships, including the Robert W. Ottman Graduate Music Theory Scholarship as well as the Ethelston and Lamarr Chapman Music Theory Scholarship.

Ellen Bakulina

Ellen Bakulina is a Russian-Canadian music theorist. With a complex cultural and geographic path, she has degrees in music theory from the College of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (music theory and musicology), the Moscow Conservatory (program only), McGill University, Montreal (BMus and MA), and CUNY Graduate Center, New York (PhD 2015). Dr. Bakulina joined the UNT faculty in the fall of 2016.

April L. Prince

April L. Prince received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and her Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Texas at Austin under the late K.M Knittel.

Vivek Virani

Vivek Virani’s research explores connections between music and spirituality in diverse religious and cultural traditions, with a particular focus on religious music's role in the constructions of community, nation, and self. His current book project explores how songs of Kabir and other poet-saints are used to negotiate issues of culture, religion, and society at the regional and national levels in India. He is also engaged in a theoretical project developing new analytical paradigms for North Indian tabla solo composition and improvisation.