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Roger Mathew Grant

Assistant Professor of Music

Music Studios, 307


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BM Ithaca College
PHD University of Pennsylvania

Roger Mathew Grant

I’m an expert in eighteenth-century music, the history of music theory, Enlightenment aesthetics, early modern science, and theories of the affects and the passions. My journal articles have appeared in Critical Inquiry, Music Theory Spectrum, Eighteenth-Century Music, and the Journal of Music Theory. My first book, Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era, was published in the Oxford Studies in Music Theory series at Oxford University Press (2014) and won the Emerging Scholar Award from the Society for Music Theory.  In addition to my academic work, I have also collaborated on the creation of new and newly-imagined operas. Most recently I collaborated on an installation of The Magic Flute with Jonathan Berger, Susanne Sachsse, Vaginal Davis, and Jamie Stewart at NYU’s 80WSE gallery. Holland Cotter of The New York Times listed the piece among the “Best in Art of 2015.”  In 2014 I assisted in Bruce LaBruce’s film of Pierrot Lunaire, which won a Teddy Award at the Berlinale film festival.  You can find my CV here.

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Tu/Th 11-12 and by appointment


Fall 2017
MUSC 103 - 01
Materials and Design

MUSC 202 - 01
Theory and Analysis