Gary S. Karpinski


Gary S. Karpinski is author of the Manual for Ear Training and Sight Singing and Anthology for Sight Singing (both published by W. W. Norton, 2007), and Aural Skills Acquisition (Oxford University Press, 2000). He is Professor of Music and Coordinator of the Music Theory programs at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has been president of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction and the New England Conference of Music Theorists, and Chair of the Society for Music Theory Pedagogy Interest Group. His publications have appeared in such journals as Music Theory Spectrum, the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, and The Computer and Music Educator.

Elizabeth West Marvin


Elizabeth West Marvin is Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music; she holds a secondary appointment at the University of Rochester's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. From 2000-2004, she served as Eastman's Dean of Academic Affairs. Dr. Marvin is a past president of the Society for Music Theory and the Music Theory Society of New York State; she serves on the Test Development Committee for AP Music Theory. She is co-author of The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis and The Musician’s Guide to Aural Skills, now in their 2nd edition from W.W. Norton, and The Musician's Guide to Fundamentals (Norton, 2012). Her articles appear in Music Theory Spectrum, Journal of Music Theory, Music Perception, and Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, among others.

Steven Laitz


Steven Laitz is Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music. He has delivered lectures and presented master classes throughout the U.S. His articles and reviews have appeared in various journals, including Theory and Practice and Intégral, and in collections, including Musicianship in the 21st Century. Prof. Laitz’s textbook The Complete Musician: An Integrated Approach to Theory, Analysis, and Listening (OUP) is in its third edition. His 2009 book (co-authored with Christopher Bartlette), Graduate Review of Tonal Theory, is also published by OUP. His web course, Music Theory Fundamentals in Four Weeks, written for Eastman, was launched in 2010. Laitz also serves as Editor of the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy.

Matthew Santa


Matthew Santa is Associate Professor and chair of Music Theory and Composition at the Texas Tech University School of Music. Dr. Santa has presented papers on post-tonal analysis, diatonic set theory, parsimonious voice leading, music theory pedagogy, and popular music throughout the United States as well as in Canada and England. Dr. Santa’s publications include the textbook Hearing Form (Routledge, 2010), and articles in the journals Music Theory Spectrum, Music Analysis, Theory and Practice, Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, Current Musicology and The Annual Review of Jazz Studies, as well as the multi-media text Flute/Theory Workout (Mel Bay, 2009), co-written with Dr. Lisa Garner Santa and Dr. Thomas Hughes.

Peter Schubert


Peter Schubert is Professor of Music at McGill University. He studied music theory and conducting with Nadia Boulanger in Paris and holds a Ph.D. in musicology from Columbia University, where he conducted the Barnard-Columbia Chorus, Opera Uptown, and the New Calliope Singers. Schubert has published two textbooks on counterpoint — Baroque Counterpoint (Prentice Hall, 2006) and Modal Counterpoint Renaissance Style (Oxford University Press, 2007) — and numerous articles on Renaissance music. In Montréal he founded VivaVoce, which has released four CDs. He has been invited to give lectures and workshops in the United States and several European countries. Schubert has a series of videos demonstrating the art of Renaissance improvisation, which can be viewed on his YouTube channel, peterschubertmusic.