Music Theory


  • ___. Forthcoming. “Reconciling Do- and La-minor Solfege.” In Companion to Aural Training in Music Education, edited by Paul Fleet and Kent Cleland. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
  • ___. 2020. “Modal Spelled Pitch Class, La-minor Solfége, and Schubert’s Third Relations.” Journal of Music Theory 64 (2).
  • ___. 2020. “Tonalité gregorienne: Musica recta as Prescriptive Harmony.” Music Theory and Analysis 7 (2).
  • ___. 2019. “Relative Diatonic Modality in Extended Common-practice Tonality.” PhD dissertation, Indiana University, Bloomington.
    PDF at IUScholarWorks 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.