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Scott Spiegelberg

Theory and Musicianship

Spiegelberg received a Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet and Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry in a five-year program at Lawrence University.  He then earned a Master of Music in brass performance from the University of Akron, and a Master of Arts in theory pedagogy and Ph.D. in music theory from the Eastman School of Music.  His research interests are on the perception and cognition of music and theory pedagogy.  He also performs the Renaissance cornetto and studies the history of trumpet articulation.  He has presented at conferences of the Society for Music Theory, the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Music Theory Society of New York State, and the 2005 Neuroscience and Music II conference in Leipzig, Germany.  His reviews have been published in Empirical Musicology Review and Computer Music Journal.  His blog, Musical Perceptions, receives over 100 readers each day. 

Coordinator of the Music Theory program at DePauw, Spiegelberg has taught at Indiana University, the University of Minnesota, Valley City State University, Buffalo State College, the University of Akron, and the Eastman School of Music.  He teaches courses on music theory, musicianship, the psychology of music, film music, and writing about music.  Appointed 2002.