About the Author
Elizabeth West Marvin is professor of music theory and former dean of academic affairs at the Eastman School of Music. She has published in the areas of music cognition, music theory pedagogy, theory and analysis of atonal music, contour theory, history of theory, and analysis and performance. She teaches courses in music theory pedagogy, music cognition, and analytical techniques for performers. Her articles and reviews appear in numerous journals, including Music Perception, Music Theory Spectrum, Journal of Music Theory, and Theory and Practice. She is past president of the Society for Music Theory and is currently a member of the Advanced Placement Music Theory Test Development Committee and serves as an AP reader. Marvin is the most recent recipient of the Gail Boyd de Stwolinski Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Music Theory Teaching and Scholarship.