Sarah Marlowe

Assistant Professor of Music Theory, NYU Steinhardt

I am Assistant Professor and Director of Music Theory at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (faculty bio).

I earned B.Mus. (piano performance) and M.M. (theory & accompanying) degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Ph.D. (music theory) from the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. My doctoral dissertation, "Fugue in Context: A Schenkerian Approach to Select Works by J.S. Bach and Dmitri Shostakovich," engages several topics including a theoretical, pedagogical, and analytical discussion of Schenkerian approaches to fugues by both composers and the intersection between Schenkerian theory and Soviet modal theory. Recent projects reflect a combined interest in fugue and counterpoint, Schenkerian analysis, and music theory pedagogy.

I have presented my work at conferences hosted by the Music Theory Society of New York State, the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory, and the Society for Music Analysis. I recently completed my term as co-editor for Theory and Practice and was previously a board member for the Music Theory Society of New York State.

Prior to joining the faculty at NYU Steinhardt in Fall 2012, I taught courses in music theory and aural skills at the Eastman School of Music, the Eastman Community Music School, Hochstein School of Music & Dance, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.