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Eric Isaacson

Associate Professor of Music (Music Theory); Director of Graduate Studies

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East Studio Building, JS120J


Music Theory

  • 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 associate professor of music theory and director of graduate studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Formerly chair of the Music Theory Department, he also holds an adjunct appointment in the IU School of Informatics and Computing and is a faculty member in IU's Cognitive Science Program.

He has special interests in the visualization of musical information, computer applications in music analysis and music pedagogy, and the pre-serial music of the Second Viennese School.

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 served as treasurer of the Society for Music Theory, chaired the development committee for the Advanced Placement Music Theory examination, 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.