MA/PhD in Theory
Jacob Eichhorn (he/him) is a second-year Ph.D. student in music theory at the Eastman School of Music. His research focuses on narrative and form in Appalachian and country music as well as performance and analysis of twentieth and twenty-first century classical music. Prior to his studies at Eastman, Jacob earned his DMA in Clarinet Performance and Pedagogy and his MM in Music Theory from the University of Colorado Boulder.
He has presented research on pedagogical approaches to musical narrative in the music of Chen Yi, and he won second prize in the research division at the 2022 International Clarinet Association conference. He served as secretary to Intégral for Volume 36 and serves as co-editor for Volume 37.
A North Carolina native, Jacob enjoys hiking the Appalachian trail and a good barbecue sandwich, and he can often be spotted playing bass clarinet in DVSO (virtual ensemble) and OSSIA New Music Ensemble (nonvirtual ensemble). He also loves baking and fantasy novels.