Music Theory


  • Nathan L. Lam. 2021. “Finding Common Ground in the Do-/La-minor Solfege Debate.” In Companion to Aural Training in Music Education, edited by Paul Fleet and Kent Cleland, 389-401. Abington, UK: Routledge.
  • ___. 2020. “Modal Spelled Pitch Class, La-minor Solfege, and Schubert’s Third Relations.” Journal of Music Theory 64 (2).
  • ___. 2020. “Tonalit√© gregorienne: Musica recta as Prescriptive Harmony.” Music Theory and Analysis 7 (2): 320-349.
  • ___. 2019. “Relative Diatonic Modality in Extended Common-practice Tonality.” PhD dissertation, Indiana University, Bloomington. Proquest dissertation no.: 22584215.


I teach music theory at the university level. I’m particularly fond of music fundamentals: in 15 weeks, students with no prior experience write full-fledged musical works and become life-long musicians.

Julia Gaubatz, Requiem for Hermes (2019)
This piece remembers Julia’s rocket Hermes, which exploded midair.