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Loretta Terrigno

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory




Loretta Terrigno earned her PhD in music theory and musicology from the City University of New York, the Graduate Center. She holds a bachelor’s in piano performance and a master’s in piano performance and music theory from the Mannes College of Music, where she studied piano with Yuri Kim and music theory with Carl Schachter. Her dissertation, “The Protagonist’s Experience: Temporality, Narrative, and Harmonic Process in Brahms’s Solo Lieder,” explores interactions between 19th-century tonal techniques and temporality in Brahms’s songs. Her articles and book reviews appear in the journals Music Research Forum, Notes: the Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, Nineteenth-Century Music Review and Music Analysis. She has presented research at regional and international conferences including Music Theory Society of New York State and EuroMAC. She is a board member-at-large for the Music Theory Society of New York State and serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy Online.