The theory area at the University of Iowa School of Music comprises a small group of scholars doing cutting-edge research in areas such as transformational theory, popular music, critical theory, modal theory, and history of theory.
Our music theory faculty engages in a broad spectrum of topics, including:
- History of music theory, especially Schenker and Schoenberg
- 20th century music (specifically Ligeti, Dallapiccola, Crumb)
- Music and ecology
- Music theory pedagogy
- Neo-Riemannian theory