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Dr. Matthew Schullman

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Matthew Schullman

Dr. Matthew Schullman

Assistant Professor of Music (Theory)

Office: Catlett Music Center 230

Matthew Schullman (Ph.D., Yale 2016) is a twentieth-century specialist whose work focuses on Luciano Berio’s Sequenzas and issues of pattern recognition, categorization, and repetition in music. His recent work—based on his dissertation (Rethinking Patterns: Associative Formal Analysis and Luciano Berio’s Sequenzas) and delivered at conferences across the country—is devoted to musical qualities and the formalization of a perceptually salient pattern type that he dubs the “Mode of Activity.” Other topics of interest to Schullman include gesture, texture, and meter.

Title/Rank: Lecturer of Music Theory
Teaching Interests: 20th-c. music, chromatic music, metric analysis
Research Interests: Pattern recognition, segmentation, categorization, quality, gesture, texture, meter