Composition, Musicology and Theory

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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 rigourous. 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. 

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Michael D. Fiday

Professor of Composition


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Ellen R. Harrison

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


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Mara M. Helmuth

Professor of Composition


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Douglas Knehans

Norman Dinerstein Professor of Composition Scholar


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Miguel A. Roig-Francoli

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music Theory and Composition


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James N Bennett

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David Carson Berry

Professor of Music Theory


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Steven Joel Cahn

Professor of Music Theory


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Soo Kyung Chung

Adjunct Instructor of Music Theory

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C. Catherine Losada

Professor of Music Theory


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Samuel Y. Ng

Associate Professor of Music Theory


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Miguel A. Roig-Francoli

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music Theory and Composition


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Christopher M Segall

Associate Professor of Music Theory


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Daniel L. Batchelder

Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology

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Shelina Louise Brown

Assistant Professor of American Music


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Jenny _ Doctor

Head of the CCM Library, Associate Professor of Musicology


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Stefan P Fiol



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Megan Steigerwald Ille

Assistant Professor-Educator of Musicology


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Jeongwon Joe

Associate Professor of Musicology


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Jonathan Kregor

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


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Scott V. Linford

Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology


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Stephen Conrad Meyer

Professor of Musicology


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Matthew G. Peattie

Associate Professor of Musicology


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Stephanie P. Schlagel

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


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Jewel A. Smith

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musicology


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Kristy   Swift

Assistant Professor of Musicology – Educator


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