Associate Professor of Music

Gene Biringer

Gene Biringer is Associate Professor of Music at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. Mr. 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.

He is the author of Schenkerian Theory and Analysis: A Bridge from Traditional Harmony, Counterpoint, and Form to Advanced Studies in Tonal Analysis. More recent projects bring together Mr. Biringer's interests in music and contemplative practice.

At Lawrence, Mr. Biringer is co-chair of the Department of Music Theory/Composition and Coordinator of the Music Theory core curriculum (First-and Second-year Theory and Analysis). He also teaches upper-level theory courses, including Analysis of Twentieth-century Music, Counterpoint, and Schenkerian Analysis, and a course on Music and Mystical Experience.

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