Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology

Division of Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology

It sponsors a lecture series that annually attracts scholars from throughout the world, regularly invites short residencies from major figures in the disciplines, and in recent years has hosted important international conferences on Strauss, Berlioz, and 500 years of printed music.

It publishes Theoria, a journal devoted to historical aspects of music theory.

Annually the division conducts study abroad opportunities in Eastern Europe, Africa, and China.

April 10, 2024

Theory Faculty Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Assistant Professor of Music Theory, Andrew J. Chung, has been awarded a nine-month fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Chung’s fellowship will assist him in the completion of his book, “Music’s Long Anthropocene: The Climate of Empire and the Sound of Ecological Disaster.”


January 4, 2024

Music Theory Professor Writes Chapter

Professor of Music Theory, David Bard-Schwarz, published Normativity, Psychoanalysis, Music: Modalities of Understanding Disruption in the First Movement of Mahler's Ninth Symphony. This is a chapter in a book edited by Tobias Janz and Jens Gerrit Papenburg titled Ästhetische Normativität in der Musik published by Verlag Vittorio Klostermann.

January 3, 2024

Geoffroy-Schwinden Receives Major Prize

The American Musicological Society has bestowed its Lewis Lockwood Award, which goes to the best book by an early career scholar, to @UNT Associate Professor of Music History, Rebecca Dowd Geoffroy-Schwinden for her first book, “From Servant to Savant: Musical Privilege, Property, and the French Revolution,” published by Oxford University Press, 2022.