Assistant Professor of Music Theory
Brett Clement holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music theory from Florida State University and a PhD in music theory from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. He has previously taught at Stephen F. Austin State University and the University of Cincinnati.
Clement’s research focuses on post-tonal music, with an emphasis on repertoires that fuse elements of popular and classical music. He has presented papers at numerous conferences, including meetings of the Society for Music Theory, the Society for Music Analysis, the Music Theory Society of New York State, Music Theory Midwest, Music Theory Southeast, the Texas Society for Music Theory, and the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory. His work, which applies new modal theories to popular repertoires such as progressive rock and the music of Frank Zappa, has been published in Gamut (2013), Music Theory Spectrum (2014), Music Theory Online (2015), and Music Analysis (2017).