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Assistant Visiting Professor of Music

Academic Areas
: Music Theory

Ph.D. in Music Theory, University of North Texas
M.M. in Music Theory, University of North Texas
M.M. in Instrumental Conducting, Texas State University

Phone: (940) 898-2505




Michael Lively holds the Ph.D. and M.M. degrees in Music Theory from the University of North Texas and the M.M. degree in instrumental conducting from Texas State University. His publications include an article in the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy.

Dr. Lively, who is a specialist in the study of music theory pedagogy, focused on computer-based applications for music theory curriculum development in his master’s degree study with Dr. Paul Dworak. His dissertation "Non-Linear and Multi-Linear Time in Beethoven's Opus 127: An Analytical Study of the 'Krakow' Sketch Materials" was supervised by Dr. Timothy L. Jackson, one of the leading and most widely published scholars within the field of Schenkerian analysis, and is available online.

Dr. Lively is currently engaged in several research projects that blend elements of Schenkerian analysis, literary theory, and Beethoven sketch study. His research has been published in the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy and South Central Music Bulletin. He has presented a number of conference papers related to the areas of music theory pedagogy, Beethoven sketch study, and Schenkerian analysis.

In addition to teaching at TWU, he is organist and music director at the Anglican Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Arlington, Texas.

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