Paul Murphy is professor of music theory in the School of Music and Chair of the Division
of Music Theory, History, and Composition. Professor Murphy is co-author of The Musician's Guide to Aural Skills with Joel Phillips, Elizabeth West Marvin, and Jane Piper Clendinning (W. W. Norton
2011) and author of the Spanish/English edition General Rules of Accompaniment: José de Torres's Treatise of 1736, (Indiana University Press, 2000). He has published journal articles reflecting his
interest in Spanish harmonic theories of the Baroque period for Theoria and Studies in Medievalism. He holds the Certificate in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and has a life-long experience
as an accompanist for ballet and modern dance. He regularly teaches courses in counterpoint,
musical form, Schenkerian analysis, post-tonal analysis, music theory pedagogy, rhythm
as gesture, and the modernist period in music.