Music Theory Faculty 2011-2012
(l to r back row)
Yayoi Uno Everett, theory lecture (Theory Committee, chair)
Melissa Cox, theory lecture & labs
Jason Eklund, theory labs
Gary Motley, jazz theory & improvisation
(l to r front row)
Dwight Andrews, theory/composition
Kristin Wendland, theory/composition
Yayoi Everett is working on a book manuscript entitled Reconfiguring Myth and Narrative: Contemporary Operas by Kaija Saariaho, Osvaldo Golijov, John Adams, and Tan Dun (Indiana University Press). During 2011-12, she gave guest lectures at UC-Berkeley and UC-San Diego.
Melissa Cox is editing a publication for the College Board (AP Music Theory); she will go on a safari trip to Africa in May!
Jason Eklund has accepted a full-time position as instructor of French horn at Kennesaw State University, but will continue to teach music theory at Emory.
Gary Motley, accomplished jazz pianist and composer, is writing music for big band and chamber orchestra for the Jazz Festival in 2012-13.
Dwight Andrews is working on a study of Black Music and Race based on his Harvard lectures and a manuscript on spirituality in the works of John Coltrane, Mary Lou Williams, Sun Ra, Dave Brubeck, and Albert Ayler.
Kristin Wendland is working on an online Music Theory Fundamentals textbook for Pearson Publisher. She directed the Emory Tango Ensemble's concert in March 31, 2012.
* Exemption test for first-semester theory (MUS121): Students who received a 4 on the AP Music Theory exam will be given credit for MUS 114: Introduction to Theory and Composition. Students who received a 5 on the AP Music Theory Exam will be given credit for MUS 121 and may move on to MUS 122 in the spring semester.
Students who wish to attempt to exempt MUS 121, the first theory course in the 4-course theory sequence required for music majors, may take an exam for this purpose at the beginning of the Fall Semester.
Students who pass the exam successfully may exempt MUS 121 and move on to MUS 122 in the spring semester.
Students who successfully exempt MUS 122 must replace these credit hours with other music courses (not 300, 310, or 320). AP Theory does NOT count toward the music minor.
The exam will be held in the Burlington Road Building (1804 North Decatur Road) - watch for signs when you enter the building.
Music Theory Courses
MUS 121, Theory and Analysis I
MUS 122, Theory and Analysis II
MUS 221, Theory and Analysis III
MUS 222, Theory and Analysis IV
MUS 245, Jazz Theory
MUS 445, Counterpoint
MUS 502, Graduate Theory Review
MUS 505, Contemporary Analytical Techniques
MUS 445, Orchestration
Guest lecturers/Visiting Professors in Music Theory (2001-2012):
Danny Jenkins (University of South Carolina)
Steve Laitz (Eastman School of Music)
Timothy Koozin (University of Texas at Houston)
Phillip Ewell (North Central College)
Juan Chattah (University of Miami)
Evan Jones (Florida State University)
Patrick McCreless (Yale University)
Jane Clendinning (Florida State University)
Alan Cadwallader (Oberlin College)
Kofi Agawu (Princeton University)
Frank Samaratto (Indiana University)
Joseph Straus (City University of NY