Associate Professor of Music (Music Theory); Director of Graduate Studies
Simon Center, M225G
- Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1992
- M.M., Master of Music, Indiana University, 1987
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Luther College, 1985
Eric Isaacson is director of graduate studies in the Jacobs School of Music. Formerly chair of the Music Theory Department, he also holds an adjunct appointment in the School of Informatics and is a core faculty member in IU's Cognitive Science Program.
He has special interests in the pre-serial music of the Second Viennese School, computer applications in music analysis and music pedagogy, and visualization in music.
Isaacson has published articles and book reviews in the Journal of Music Theory, Music Theory Online, Indiana Theory Review, and Advances in Computers. He is former editor of Music Theory Online.
He has chaired the development committee for the Advanced Placement examination in Music Theory and has served as a consultant for numerous Advanced Placement Music Theory workshops and summer institutes. He is the principal designer for Music Fundamentals Online, a web-based course in music fundamentals, and was co-principal investigator for the National Science Foundation-funded Variations2: The IU Digital Music Library project.
Isaacson founded the Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble, which he conducted for five years.
He taught previously at Ithaca College.