Music Theory

Zachary Bernstein

Zachary Bernstein received a BM in music composition from The Juilliard School and MA and PhD degrees in music theory from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was a Presidential Scholar in the Arts in 2005 and won the Patricia Carpenter Emerging Scholar Award from the Music Theory Society of New York State in 2014. His articles and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Music Theory SpectrumMusic Theory Online, and Theory and Practice. He has presented work on Milton Babbitt, spectralism, and the music theories of Leonhard Euler. Additional research and teaching interests include the analysis of opera, Arnold Schoenberg, and organicism in modernist musical discourse. His compositions have been performed by the Cygnus Ensemble, Collage New Music, and Strata. Before coming to Eastman, he was on the faculty of The University of Alabama (2014–15).

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Eastman School of Music
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Rochester, NY 14604

Enrico Fermi Award reception, Washington, DC, 2-3-2014