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Jesse Kinne

Title: Adjunct Instructor
Tel: 513-556-6046

Jesse Kinne is a PhD student in Music Theory at CCM, and holds a Master’s in Theory Pedagogy from the Eastman School of Music. His dissertation develops an analytic theory of groove, unpacking both the structure and perception of rhythmic counterpoint. His research focuses on rock music, issues of temporality, rhythmic structure and the perception of musical structure in general. Secondary areas of of interest include video game music, the pedagogy of music theory and philosophy.

Kinne joined the Commercial Music Production (CMP) program as an instructor in the Fall of 2016, but has been a member of CCM since 2012. Kinne has taught all of the core music theory and applied musicianship courses in CCM’s undergraduate regimen, into which his pedagogical materials on asymmetrical rhythms and meters have been woven. Kinne developed a music theory tutoring program in 2014, and in 2016 helped to oversee its formal adoption by the university. He has recently taught original courses on Dave Matthews Band and Video Game Music, and is presently developing a new History of Creative American Music two-semester sequence for the CMP program.

Kinne is a regional student representative for the Music Theory Midwest Society, and is a member of the 2017 program committee for the Rocky Mountain Society of Music Theory, whose Best Student Paper Award he received in 2016. Primarily a rock drummer, Kinne also plays the Hindustani tabla and is a Fulbright semi-finalist (hopefully awaiting good news) for an 11-month grant to study Indian classical music in Mumbai during 2018.

Office: 5218 Mary Emery Hall