Dr. Rebecca Jemian has been on the faculty of the University of Louisville School of Music since 2013, following many years at the Ithaca College School of Music. She holds the Ph.D. in music theory from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, the MM in music theory from the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Bachelor of Music degree in bassoon performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.
Jemian’s research interests include contemporary music and music theory pedagogy. Her work has been published in Perspectives of New Music, Music Theory Online, and Engaging Students, and she has presented papers at regional and national conferences. In March 2015, she was the co-organizer of Fostering New Music and Its Audiences: the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition 30th Anniversary Conference. Dr. Jemian gave the invited pedagogy presentation to the 2018 meeting of the Texas Society for Music Theory and served as Program Chair for the 2019 Pedagogy into Practice conference sponsored by the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy. Dr. Jemian was the Chief Reader of AP Music Theory from 2014 until 2018. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy.