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Dr. Jeff Swinkin

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Jeff Swinkin

Dr. Jeff Swinkin

Assistant Professor (Music Theory)

Office: Catlett Music Center 006C

I am a music theorist who analyzes music of the common-practice period mainly using formal, thematic, and Schenkerian methods. I have published three books and several articles on such topics as Beethoven’s music, musical emotion, performance and analysis, philosophy of music pedagogy, and variation technique. Before arriving at OU, I taught at the University of San Francisco and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. An Eastman-trained pianist, I have performed across North America and was a freelance musician in New York City and San Francisco for many years.

  • Ph.D. (Music Theory) - University of Michigan (2013)
  • M.M. (Piano Performance) - University of Michigan
  • B.M. with High Distinction (Piano Performance) - Eastman School of Music