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Roger Mathew Grant

Associate Professor of Music

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BM Ithaca College
PHD University of Pennsylvania

Roger Mathew Grant

I am a theorist and historian of music and culture with particular interests in affect theory, the history of music theory, Enlightenment aesthetics, early modern science, and eighteenth-century music. Currently I am Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the music department at Wesleyan.  My journal articles have appeared in Critical Inquiry, RepresentationsMusic 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. Last year I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the music department at HarvardYou can find my CV here.

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Tu/Th 11-12 and by appointment


Spring 2020
MUSC 201 - 01
Tonal Harmony

MUSC 242 - 01
Baroque and Classical Music