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Associate Professor of Music Theory
Office: 3225 Moore
Prior to joining the U-M faculty, Wayne Petty taught at Vanderbilt University. Professor Petty has lectured on a wide range of topics to regional, national, and international conferences. He received the 1994 Young Scholar Award from the Music Theory Society of New York State. His published work has centered on the history and practice of Schenkerian analysis, on multimovement organization in instrumental music, and on aspects of early sonata practice. His articles on these topics have appeared in Theoria, Theory and Practice, Schenker Studies 2, 19th-Century Music, and Music Theory Spectrum. Forthcoming work includes an essay on Brahms for the journal Music Analysis, an essay for Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Konzepte, and a book on C.P.E. Bach for Pendragon Press.
Mr. Petty is author of a three-volume textbook on the analysis of tonal music now in use at U-M. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Theoria, the Journal of Schenkerian Studies, and as Reviews Editor and Editorial Board member of Theory and Practice. With Judith V. Petty, he operates Musicalia Press, an independent publishing company.
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