About

Music Theorist

Mark Richards, PhD

I worked as a Professor of Music Theory for several years in universities, specializing in film music, Beethoven, and rock music in my teaching and research. For more than two decades, I have taught music theory and analysis to all ages and at all levels from the community music school to the large university. I have published articles on film music and have a new chapter on John Williams’ Star Wars themes forthcoming in 2021.

I am also a composer, having written dozens of compositions including two full-length operas, a symphony, art songs, chamber works, piano beginner books for children, and many other concert pieces. I am also an accomplished pianist, having performed my own compositions in concerts and taught piano to all ages and at various levels for more than twenty years.

My focus now is on developing online courses on the analysis and composition of film music, right here on Film Music Notes!

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