Jonathan Dunsby

Jonathan Dunsby

Professor of Music Theory

Chair, Music Theory Department

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Biography

BA in music, First Class, Oxford University, aged 20; PhD in music theory, supervisor Alexander Goehr, Leeds University, aged 23. Piano pupil of Dame Fanny Waterman; prizes in Geneva, Leeds, Munich competitions; winner of the Commonwealth Competition. Articles and reviews published in journals including Circuit, Journal of Music Theory, Music Analysis, Music and Letters, Music Theory Spectrum, Musicae Scientiae, The Musical Quarterly, 19th-Century Music, 20th-Century Music; articles on ‘memory’ and ‘performance’ in The New Grove; book chapters include music-analytical studies of Debussy, Schoenberg, Schumann; recent books include Performing Music: Shared Concerns (OUP, 1996) and Making Words Sing: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Song (CUP, 2004); co-author with Arnold Whittall of Music Analysis in Theory and Practice (Faber, 1986); translator from French of Jean-Jacques Nattiez, The Battle of Chronos and Orpheus: Studies in Applied Musical Semiology (OUP, 2004). Founding Editor of Music Analysis (1982-6). Life President of the (UK) Society for Music Analysis. Guest lectures including Brazil, Canada, Greece, South Korea, Spain, in addition to frequent appearances in the UK and USA. Appointments include King’s College London, University of Southern California, University of Reading; Visiting Fellow at Princeton (Harkness Fellow, 1976) and Oxford (New College, 1992); in 2006-7 Slee Professor of Music Theory, SUNY University at Buffalo; faculty, Eastman (2007-).