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James Mathes

Associate Professor of Music Theory and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies

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Academic Area: 
Theory and Composition
Room Number: 
HMU 204B

Contact Information

850-644-1841

James Mathes, Associate Professor of Music Theory, received the B.S. in Music Education from the University of Maryland and an M.M. and Ph.D. in Music Theory from The Florida State University College of Music. He has taught undergraduate courses on harmony, counterpoint, and the analysis of classic period forms and styles; graduate courses on modal counterpoint, the analysis of vocal music, music theory pedagogy, analysis and performance, and instrumental forms; and doctoral theory seminars on the theory and analysis of rhythm in tonal music, and musical form. He currently teaches a graduate course on the analysis and performance of masterworks. Professor Mathes was awarded a university Teaching Incentive Program award and has been nominated for both graduate and undergraduate teaching awards.

The coordinator of music theory and composition from 2000-2010, Professor Mathes also has served as President of Music Theory Southeast. He accepted the position of Director of the University Honors Programs in the summer of 2010. He has published articles and presented papers based on his research and interests in music theory pedagogy, the analysis of wind ensemble music, and music analysis and performance. Professor Mathes' text, The Analysis of Musical Form, was published by Pearson Prentice-Hall, Inc., in 2007. A reprint edition is forthcoming. He is currently working on a book on musical analysis for performers.