Associate Professor of Music

Gene Biringer

Gene Biringer holds the Bachelor of Arts in music from Rutgers University, the Master of Music in composition from the University of Illinois, and the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy in music theory from Yale University, where his principal teachers were Allen Forte, David Lewin, and Christopher Hasty. His research interests include Schenkerian theory and the music of Arnold Schoenberg. Mr. Biringer has read papers at numerous regional and national music theory conferences, and his writings have appeared in the Journal of Music Theory, Music Theory Spectrum, Notes, and The New Grove Dictionary of American Music.  Other projects bring together his interests in music and contemplative practice, and in recent years he has returned to his roots as a composer.

Gene has taught the full range of core and upper-level theory courses at Lawrence, the latter including Schenkerian Analysis, Renaissance Counterpoint, Minimalism and Beyond, and Contemporary American Opera since 1976, of which the latter engage his interests in cross-disciplinary studies, as does his upper-level musicology elective, Music and Mystical Experience.

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