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School of Music
Rodney Garrison

School of Music
Mason Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3151
Rodney Garrison

Rodney Garrison
Music Theory

Mason Hall 3164
716-673-3477 phone
716-673-3154 fax


Since 2010, Rodney Garrison has taught courses in music theory, aural skills, and music history at The State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music. Before and during his time at Fredonia, he has served as a music theory adjunct professor at the University at Buffalo. He also taught courses at East Carolina University as a graduate student.

In 2012, Garrison completed a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology and Music Theory at the University at Buffalo. Research from his dissertation, Schenker's Ausfaltung Unfolded: Notation, Terminology, and Practice, has been shaped into two papers that have been presented at several regional music theory conferences and the Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory. The Music Theory Society of New York State awarded him with the Patricia Carpenter Emerging Scholar Award in 2012. As part of the emerging scholar award, his article, "Unfurling Schenker's Ideas of Musical 'Unfolding'," was published in the 2012/2013 volume of Theory and Practice. Beyond Schenkerian analysis, his research interests include chromatic music theory, history and pedagogy of music theory, post-tonal music theory, analysis of music with text, and vocal pedagogy and performance.

Prior to his Ph.D., Garrison earned a BME (Choral/General K-12 Education) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and two MM degrees (Vocal Pedagogy and Performance and Music Theory) from East Carolina University.

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