MA/PhD in Theory
Andrew Blake is a second-year Ph.D. student in music theory. Prior to his enrollment at Eastman, he earned a B.M. in Music Performance (Trombone) and a B.S. in Computer Science from Wright State University (2018), and a M.A. in Music Theory from Kent State University (2020). His research interests include music cognition/perception, 20th century music, and microtonal systems of organizing pitch (an interest which often intersects with the other two). His recent presentations have included “Tempering the Clavier,” a corpus study which examines the fugues of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier for possible hints as to which well temperament the composer had intended, and “All the Small Things: Microtiming Deviations in Contemporary Punk” (co-authored with Matt Chiu), which examined differences in expressive rhythmic timing across subgenres of punk music.
- Rudiments of Music and Theory I/II (Kent State University)
- Music Analysis (an online course for students enrolled in KSU’s 100% online Masters program in Music Education)
- Fundamentals of Aural Musicianship/Aural Musicianship I (ESM 2020-21)
- Tonal Analysis and Model Composition II (ESM 2021)