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Brent Auerbach is Professor of Music Theory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A pianist and oboist, he attended Harvard University as an undergraduate and received his Ph.D. in music theory from the Eastman School of Music.

Dr. Auerbach's research focuses primarily on extending the concept of the musical motive as it pertains to analysis. Other research interests include the group-mathematic properties of harmonic sequences, pedagogy, and the aesthetics of Baroque composition and counterpoint.

Dr. Auerbach has had articles published in The Journal of Music Theory, Music Theory OnlineTheory and PracticeIntégral, and in Pop-Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom (2011). He has given papers at annual meetings of the Society for Music Theory, the New England Conference of Music Theorists, the Music Theory Society of New York State, the West Coast Conference of Music Theorists,  and the Texas Society for Music Theory.