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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. His research focuses on the portrayal of mental illness, trauma, and the psychoanalytic process in music as well as popular music and the use of iPad apps for theory pedagogy and music cognition. He has presented papers at national and international music analysis conferences and in other disciplines, 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, the Second International Conference on Music and Consciousness in Oxford, England, and Tracking the Creative Process in Music in Lisbon, Portugal. His research has been published in multiple journals and the edited volumes, Music Video Games: Performance, Politics, and PlayThe Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Music, and For the Sake of the Song: Essays on Townes Van Zandt. He authors the column, “Do You Hear That Too? Music and the Medical Humanities” for the website, The Polyphony, associated with the Institute for the Medical Humanities at Durham University, UK. The column explores musicians and their music through the lens of mental health and the broader field of medicine, including analyses of specific works, interviews with musicians and health professionals, and other columns on connections between fields of music and medicine.

  • 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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