John Lawrence

John  Lawrence

Adjunct Instructors, Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor of Musicology

PhD, University of Chicago
MM, King's College London
BA, Yale University

"John Y. Lawrence is a Ph.D. candidate in Music History and Theory at the University of Chicago. Previously, he taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and he received a M.Mus. from King's College London, and a B.A. from Yale University. In Fall 2019, he will defend his dissertation, titled Listening in Color, which investigates the use of instrumental sonority as an expressive tool for composers, listeners, and performers of early Romantic music. His research focuses on performance analysis, theories of meaning, and Formenlehre in music of the long 19th century. His article, "Towards a Predictive Theory of Theme Types," is forthcoming in the Journal of Music Theory in 2020. He has received conference paper awards from the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic, Music Theory Midwest, and South Central Society for Music Theory."