Composition, Musicology and Theory

Composition professor reviews sheet music on a piano with her student

CCM's Division of Composition, Musicology and Theory offers student composers, music researchers and theorists opportunities to create original works, understand the complicated contexts of music's long history and develop analytical procedures.

The division places great emphasis on merging the theoretical with the practical in biennial graduate student conferences, an in-house and student-run journal, residencies by leading composers and a robust lecture series featuring distinguished speakers. It serves as a resource for all music students, enriching the already active musical atmosphere of the college.

Coursework for the MM and PhD degrees in musicology and theory is comprehensive and rigorous. It includes seminars, special topics courses, colloquia and professional development. These degrees offer a unique opportunity to pursue an academic discipline in a performance-oriented school.

The BM, MM and DMA degrees in composition include one-on-one composition lessons and ample opportunities to work with CCM ensembles and community organizations for hearings and performances. The division is also closely tied to UC's Albino Gorno Memorial Library/CCM Library, which boasts nearly 200,000 volumes of books and journals, scores, audio and video recordings and microforms. 

Composition Faculty

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Michael D. Fiday

Professor of Composition

513-967-6492

Headshot of Ellen R. Harrison

Ellen R. Harrison

Adjunct Associate Professor of Composition; CCM Prep Master Teacher, Theory and Composition

513-556-2595

Headshot of Mara M. Helmuth

Mara M. Helmuth

Professor of Composition

513-556-0807

Headshot of Douglas Knehans

Douglas Knehans

Norman Dinerstein Professor of Composition Scholar

513-556-9401

Headshot of Miguel A. Roig-Francoli

Miguel A. Roig-Francoli

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music Theory and Composition

513-556-1821


Music Theory Faculty

Headshot of David Carson Berry

David Carson Berry

Professor of Music Theory

513-556-9503

Headshot of Steven Joel Cahn

Steven Joel Cahn

Professor of Music Theory

513-556-7820

Headshot of C. Catherine Losada

C. Catherine Losada

Professor of Music Theory

513-556-9567

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Samuel Y. Ng

Associate Professor of Music Theory

513-556-9502

Headshot of Miguel A. Roig-Francoli

Miguel A. Roig-Francoli

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music Theory and Composition

513-556-1821

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Christopher Segall

Associate Professor of Music Theory

513-556-6251


Musicology Faculty

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Shelina Louise Brown

Assistant Professor of American Music

513-556-6046

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Jenny Doctor

Head of the CCM Library, Associate Professor of Musicology

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James Feist

Adjunct Assistant Professor

513-556-6046

Headshot of Stefan P. Fiol

Stefan P. Fiol

Professor of Ethnomusicology

513-556-9529

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Megan Steigerwald Ille

Assistant Professor-Educator of Musicology

513-556-6046

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Jeongwon Joe

Associate Professor of Musicology

513-556-9571

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Jonathan Kregor

Interim Dean and Thomas James Kelly Professor of Music; Professor of Musicology

513-556-3737

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Stephen Conrad Meyer

Professor of Musicology

513-556-6046

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Julien Monick

Adjunct Instructor of Musicology

513-556-6046

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Matthew G. Peattie

Interim Division Head of Composition, Musicology, and Theory; Associate Professor of Musicology

513-556-6046

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Samuel Reich

Student Teacher of Musicology

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Stanley E. Romanstein

Professor of Musicology

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Stephanie P. Schlagel

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Musicology

513-556-9470

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Jewel Smith

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musicology

513-556-6046

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Matthew Swanson

Adjunct Instructor of Musicology

513-556-6046

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Kristy Swift

Assistant Professor of Musicology - Educator

513 556 9510

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Jennifer Thomas

Adjunct Instructor of Musicology

513-556-6046

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Ioannis Tsekouras

Adjunct Instructor of Musicology

513-556-6046


Composition, Musicology and Theory Division Head and Staff

Headshot of Matthew G. Peattie

Matthew G. Peattie

Interim Division Head of Composition, Musicology, and Theory; Associate Professor of Musicology

513-556-6046

Headshot of Darlene Y. Miller

Darlene Y. Miller

Executive Staff Assistant

513-556-6046


News and Events

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CCM shares spring 2023 schedule of major performances and events

November 22, 2022

Audiences are invited to return to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) concert halls and theaters to experience world-class performances and presentations by the next generation of performing and media artists! The college’s spring 2023 schedule of free and ticketed events is now available. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Monday, Nov. 28, through the CCM Box Office.

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Get to know CCM’s newest faculty/staff members and unit heads

October 17, 2022

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music welcomes six new full-time faculty members and six new staff members to its roster of distinguished performing and media arts experts this fall. In addition, the college is also welcoming five current faculty members into new leadership roles for 2022-23.

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CCM professor’s compositions featured in concert:nova performance

September 27, 2022

UC College-Conservatory of Music Composition Professor Michael Fiday will be celebrated in a retrospective program presented by concert:nova, a Cincinnati-based ensemble dedicated to innovative performances. The concert takes place on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Myaamia Hall at ARCO Cincinnati, and will feature a wide selection of the Fiday’s award-wining output. Tickets are available online.

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