My teaching philosophy is centered on three principles: the creative engagement of students with course content, the importance of revision and self-reflection, and addressing diversity in course content and pedagogy.

As Assistant Professor and Area Chair of Music Theory at George Mason, I teach the core undergraduate written theory sequence and seminars for graduate students. I recently worked with other Mason faculty to radically redesign our apporach to undergraduate theory, which you can read about in the article I published in the journal Engaging Students.

recent grad courses

Most of my course materials are open access.

pedagogical publications

I am currently working in a team of five other music theorists to substantially expand and revise Open Music Theory.

music theory instructional videos

I am slowly building a library of instructional videos on both graduate and undergraduate level theory.