PhD, Yale University
Dr. Neil B. Minturn teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Music Theory. Before joining the MU music faculty in August 1997, he taught music theory at the Eastman School of Music for eight years. Prior to that he taught briefly at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and for several years at Columbia-Greene Community College in New York State. He has specialized in the study and analysis of 20th-century music. His book entitled The Music of Sergei Prokofiev was published by Yale University Press in 1997. His book The Last Waltz of the Band, a CMS Sourcebook in American Music, was published in 2005. Minturn’s article “Reading Mozart’s Piano Sonata in D Major (K. 311), First Movement” was published in Keys to the Drama (2009), edited by Gordon Sly. And his article “Appropriate Tradition: The String Quartets of Sergei Prokofiev, Opp. 50 and 92” appears in Intimate Voices: The Twentieth-Century String Quartet (2009), edited by Evan Jones; in November 2010, Intimate Voices won the Society for Music Theory’s Citation of Special Merit.
Minturn holds a bachelor of arts degree in music from Reed College and the master of philosophy and doctor of philosophy degrees from Yale University.