Jessica Sommer

Jessica Sommer

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Music Theory and Composition


Room:MU 107C

Jessica Sommer completed her PhD in music theory at Indiana University in December 2018. She has a MM in music theory from University of Cincinnati, a MM in oboe performance from Florida State University, and a BA in music from Truman State University. Prior to Ball State, she taught for several years at Grand Valley State University as visiting professor, and the University of Cincinnati and Indiana University as a graduate student; at the latter, she was presented with the Mary Wennerstrom Associate Instructor Fellowship for excellence in the classroom. Her dissertation, "Embodiment, Enaction, and Signification in Analyzing Opera," uses theories of embodied cognition and enaction to look at—and listen to—operatic performances and apply that embodied attitude to analysis.


Indiana University

Prior Employment

Grand Valley State University

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Music Theory 211 1 1000 - 1050 M W F MU, room 313
Music Theory 211 2 0900 - 0950 M W F MU, room 301
Music Theory 212 3 1100 - 1150 M W F MU, room 313
Music Theory 212 4 1400 - 1450 M W F MU, room 313