Dr. Andrew Simpson

The purpose of this seminar is to consider Stravinsky’s music from the standpoint of music theory and analysis. Although humanistic, aesthetic, and other concerns can -- and in many cases, should -- inform this work, the principal focus of the seminar will be to engage the composer’s works from a theoretical/analytical perspective. Members of the seminar will become familiar with the theoretical literature on Stravinsky, learn the current trends in Stravinsky theoretical scholarship, and employ theory and analysis in seminar presentations and a term paper.