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Matthew C. Balensuela

School of Music

Professor of music

Specialties:

History of music theory, Teaching history of music, Music history pedagogy, Music theory in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Jazz in Indianapolis

Bio:

Matthew Balensuela, a music historian, focuses his research in two areas: (1) the history of music theory in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and (2) music history pedagogy – the best methods for teaching music history. He created an online journal, Journal of Music History Pedagogy, and served as its first editor-in-chief. He also has done research about jazz in Indianapolis, particularly about performers at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

Balensuela's books include Music Theory from Boethius to Zarlino: A Bibliography and Guide (coauthored with David Russell Williams of Pendragon Press, 2007) and critical edition of the Ars cantus mensurabilis mensurata per modos iuris (University of Nebraska, 1994).