Betsy Marvin

Elizabeth West Marvin

Professor of Music Theory

Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, The College, University of Rochester
Fall Semester 2018 Academic Leave





BM, The College of Wooster; MA, PhD, Eastman. Performer’s Certificate in voice, Eastman. Affiliate Faculty Member, Voice Department, 2000-2005. Two books: A Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis (co-authored with Jane Clendinning, W.W. Norton 2005) and A Musician’s Guide to Aural Skills (co-authored with Jane Clendinning and Joel Phillips, W.W. Norton, projected 2005). Articles and reviews in Music Theory Spectrum, Journal of Music Theory, Music Perception, Theoria, Int├ęgral, American Journal of Human Genetics, Journal of Musicological Research, Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, and Current Musicology. Papers delivered at Society for Music Theory (SMT), College Music Society (CMS), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), Society for Music Perception and Cognition, European Society for the Cognitive Science of Music (ESCSOM), Music Theory Society of NYS. Co-editor, Concert Music, Rock, and Jazz Since 1945 (University of Rochester Press, 1995; paperback edition, 2002). Editor, SMT Newsletter (1989-92). Editorial board, University of Rochester Press (1994-2004), Music Perception (1998-2006), Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy (1995-2001), Music Theory Spectrum (1991-94, 2004- ), Theory and Practice (1989-91), Computers in Music Research (1988-99). Recipient, University of Rochester Bridging Fellowship to Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Computerworld-Smithsonian Innovation Award, SMT Young Scholar Award, University of Rochester Bridging Fellowship in Psychology, US Department of Education National Graduate Fellows Program (NGFP) Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Fellowship, Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, and Eastman Graduate Assistant Teaching Award. Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Kappa Lambda, Music Theory Society of NYS (board of directors. 1986-90; vice president, 1987-90; president, 1991-95), Society for Music Theory (executive board, 1995-98; president, 2001-2003), Society for Music Perception and Cognition (executive board, 2000-2004), and Committee of Examiners for Educational Testing Service’s GRE Music Test (1989-96) and Music Subject Test (1997-98). Faculty member, Hochstein Music School (1978-79), Immaculate Heart College (1979-80), Marymount Palos Verdes College (1980-82), University of the South (summers, 1984, 1988), Eastman (1985-86, 1987-). Dean of Academic Affairs, Eastman (2000-2004).