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Kyle Jenkins

Part Time Instructor, Theory    

Kyle Jenkins received his Ph.D. and Master of Music degree in music theory from the University of Arizona, where he studied with Boyd Pomeroy. His research interests include form in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century music, Schenkerian analysis, Sonata Theory, the music of Johannes Brahms, and form in rock music. He has presented papers on Brahms at both the Society for Music Theory national conference and the latest Brahms Society national conference. More recently he gave a presentation on Mendelssohn’s approach to sonata form at the Society for Music Theory national conference. He has also presented several papers at regional conferences, with topics ranging from the songs of Henri Duparc to Haydn’s treatment of medial caesuras in his late string quartets. At the 2012 Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory conference his paper won the best graduate student paper award. In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Jenkins has been a performing pianist since childhood and continues to teach and perform in his spare time. His previous piano instructors include John Milbauer, Tianshu Wang, Nicholas Zumbro, Elizabeth Pridonoff, and Mary Craig Powell