Associate Professor of Music Theory
Brett Clement holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music theory from Florida State University and a PhD in music theory from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. He has previously taught at Stephen F. Austin State University and the University of Cincinnati.
Clement’s research focuses on intersections between popular music and classical music as well as on harmonic and form theory of rock music. He has presented papers at numerous conferences, including meetings of the Society for Music Theory, the Society for Music Analysis, the Music Theory Society of New York State, Music Theory Midwest, Music Theory Southeast, the Texas Society for Music Theory, and the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory. His work has been published in Gamut (2013), Music Theory Spectrum (2014), Music Theory Online (2015), Music Analysis (2017), Perspectives of New Music (2018), and Journal of Music Theory (2019). His book Rock Tonality Amplified: A Theory of Modality, Harmonic Function, and Hierarchy is available from Routledge Press.