In the 1970s and 1980s, worked mainly on Paul Hindemith and music between the World Wars, but also on some problems in Schenkerian theory. After 1990, worked mainly in music for film, focused on classical Hollywood. Retired in 2015.


Yale University, PhD, 1976

Michigan State University, BM (piano and composition), 1972

Other Publications

textbook: Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History, second edition, 2015. Co-authored with James Buhler.

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