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Roger Mathew Grant

Associate Professor of Music

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Roger Mathew Grant

I am currently Assistant Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the music department at Wesleyan; for the Spring term of 2018 I am also Visiting Assistant Professor in the music department at Harvard.  I study 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. I am a former junior fellow of the University of Michigan Society of Fellows, and I earned my PhD in music from the University of Pennsylvania.  You can find my CV here.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Tu/Th 11-12 and by appointment


Fall 2018
MUSC 103 - 01
Materials and Design

MUSC 208 - 01
Post-Tonal Music Theory

MUSC 530 - 01