Professor of Music Theory
Professor of Music, The College Department of Music, University of Rochester
Matt BaileyShea received his Ph.D. in Music Theory from Yale University in 2003 with a dissertation on the music of Wagner. He has published on a variety of topics including form, gesture, agency, chromatic harmony, and recomposition. He recently published the book Lines and Lyrics: An Introduction to Poetry and Song (Yale University Press), which won the 2022 Wallace Berry Award from The Society for Music Theory. He is currently working on a book called Troubled Sleep: The Dark Side of Lullabies in Rock, Broadway, and Beyond.