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 2022.
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!
My Favorite Posts
John Williams Themes, Part 1 of 6: The Force Theme
The “Force theme”, also known as “Ben Kenobi’s theme”, “Obi-Wan’s theme”, or “May the Force…
Hans Zimmer’s Score for Man of Steel
2013’s Man of Steel takes quite a different approach to the Superman story than 1978’s…
Diegetic Music, Non-Diegetic Music, and “Source Scoring”
In most analyses, how film music is used is divided into two categories: diegetic and…
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