Aaron Copland School of Music Faculty

   Roy Nitzberg (Lecturer)

Fields of Study:
Music Theory

Degrees and Studies:
Ph.D., City University of New York

Biographical Information:
Roy Nitzberg received his Ph.D. in music theory from the CUNY Graduate Center in 1999; the title of his dissertation was Voice Leading and Chromatic Techniques in Expositions of Selected Symphonies of Joseph Haydn, Introducing a New Theory of Chromatic Analysis.. He studied Schenker analysis with Carl Schachter and Charles Burkhart and coauthored a book with QC Professor Henry Burnett titled Chromaticism and the Developmental Process: A New Theory of Tonality. He coedited Hogaku, the journal of the Traditional Japanese Music Society between 1984 and 1989 and was the Associate Director of The Center for Preparatory Studies in Music, a children's music program at Queens College, from 1987 until 1995. Dr. Nitzberg has also taught music theory, ear training and music appreciation at Hunter College and Hofstra University and is the Senior US Correspondent for LabourStart (www.labourstart.org).

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