Robert Gjerdingen

Professor, Music Theory and Cognition

Robert Gjerdingen

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Robert Gjerdingen is the author of several books, articles, and reviews in the fields of music theory, music perception, and 18th-century musical style. He has served on the editorial boards of Music Theory Spectrum, the Journal of Music Theory, and the Journal of the American Musicological Societyon the executive board of the Society for Music Theoryand as editor of Music Perception. In 2009 his book Music in the Galant Style received the Wallace Berry Award from the Society for Music Theory. His research on the teaching methods of 18th-century conservatories in Italy has garnered six years of support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Gjerdingen was also vice president for Music Taxonomy at MoodLogic, Inc., an on-line music company in Silicon Valley, at the peak of the Internet revolution. For more information, visit his research web site.