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Nathan FleshnerNathan Fleshner

Assistant Professor of Music Theory/Composition
Hired: 2017
Tenure track

University of Tennessee
School of Music
242 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-4040
Phone: 865-974-4977

Nathan Fleshner is Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has presented papers at national and international conferences including the Society for Music Theory, the Society for Music Analysis, the International Association for Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland, the Eighth European Music Analysis Conference in Leuven, Belgium, the Ninth European Music Analysis Conference in Strasbourg, France, and the Second International Conference on Music and Consciousness in Oxford, England. He has spoken at some of the world’s leading institutions including UC Berkeley, NYU, ETH Zurich, and Oxford. He is particularly interested in the portrayal of dreams, mental illness, and trauma in music. His other research interests include Schenkerian theory, the application of psychoanalysis to the study of music, popular music, and the use of iPad apps for both theory pedagogy and music cognition. His research has been published in the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, the College Music Symposium, and the edited volumes, Music Video Games: Performance, Politics, and Play (Bloomsbury Press) and The Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Studies (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). He is a member of the Society for Music Theory, College Music Society, and International Association for the Study of Popular Music.

  • PhD in music theory – Eastman School of Music (2012)
  • MM in music theory – Baylor University (2005)
  • MM in cello performance – University of Houston (2001)
  • BM in music education – Baylor University (1999)

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