Assistant Professor, Music
Music Bldg, Room 122
PhD, Yale University, 2015
MM (Composition), Boston University, 2009
BA with Highest Honors, The College of William & Mary, 2007
John Muniz has been Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Arizona since 2015. He has presented work on chromaticism, transformational theory, rhythm/meter, musical gesture, and the phenomenology of sound at regional, national, and international conferences. His presentation on Scriabin's Seventh Piano Sonata won the award for best student paper at the RMSMT 2013 annual meeting. He wrote his dissertation on enharmonicism in nineteenth-century music.
More information and selected publications are available on his personal website, https://johnmuniz.weebly.com/
"Transformation at the Margins of Tonality: Scriabin's Piano Sonata, Op. 64." Music Theory and Analysis 5.1 (April 2018): 1–28.
"A Tendency-Transformational Model of Enharmonic Modulations and Related Phenomena." Forthcoming in Music Theory Spectrum 41/1 (Spring 2019).
"What's Notation Got to Do with It? Enharmonic Modulations Reconsidered." Forthcoming in Indiana Theory Review.
Papers in preparation:
"Rhythmic Process in Pierrot Lunaire"
"A Bifocal View of Rhythm in Lutoslawski's Subito"
"'The ear alone must judge': Harmonic Meta-Theory in Weber's Versuch"
"The Chord-Key Category Mistake'"