Gilad Rabinovitch holds PhD degrees in music theory (2015) and composition (2013) from the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, as well as degrees in musicology and composition from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Academy of Music. His research in schema theory explores connections between eighteenth-century phrase prototypes, counterpoint, global formal organization, historical teaching methods, and improvisation. He has presented at major conferences, including SMT and EuroMAC, and has delivered lectures and workshops at institutions including Cornell University and the University of Michigan. His articles have appeared in or are forthcoming from the Journal of Music Theory and Music Theory Online.
Before coming to GSU in Fall 2015, Dr. Rabinovitch acquired more than a decade of academic teaching experience and received teaching honors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Eastman School of Music. With Dr. Johnandrew Slominski, he has jointly initiated, designed, and taught the first two editions of “Classical Music on the Spot,” an intensive summer workshop on eighteenth-century keyboard improvisation. As a composer, Dr. Rabinovitch has received commissions from organizations such as the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Contemporary Players, Klangnetz, and the Cornell Chamber Singers, and has participated at festivals including Aldeburgh Music and the Asian Composers League Festival.