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Dr. Brendan McConvilleDr. Brendan McConville

Associate Professor of Music Theory/Composition
Coordinator of Theory/Composition
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Hired: 2007

University of Tennessee
School of Music
243 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-4040
Phone: 865-974-7546
Music Theory/Composition Website

Brendan McConville is Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He holds a Ph.D. in Music Theory/Composition from Rutgers University. As a theorist, his areas of research include twentieth-century music analysis and the use of emerging technologies in theory pedagogy. His writings appear in scholarly journals such as Theory and PracticeThe Journal of Music Theory PedagogyCollege Music Symposium, and Tempo, and he is co-author of Music Theory Foundations: an Interactive eBook. He is an active presenter and member of the College Music Society, the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, and the Society for Music Theory organizationsHe has also co-developed mobile music theory applications for iOS and Android devices. As a composer, his works have been commissioned, performed, televised, and recorded in the United States and in Europe. He recently received a Fulbright Scholar Award to support research and compositional activities in Abruzzo, Italy. His recordings are available from ERMmedia and Navona Records (Naxos). 

  • Ph.D. Theory/Composition - Rutgers University (2007)
  • M.A. Theory/Composition - Rutgers University (2005)
  • B.A. Music - Johns Hopkins University and Peabody Institute of Music (2000)

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