Jack Boss, School of Music and Dance

Academic Areas:
Music Theory and Analysis, Composition

Jack Boss is an expert in music theory and analysis and composition. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of music theory and composition. Jack is interested in the ways listeners can make sense of music that is difficult and dissonant. His research focuses on the coherence of music in the 20th century and how to understand dissonant music as an outgrowth of older musical traditions. Jack can speak about the relevancy of classical music and on finding an audience for 20th century classical music. His book Schoenberg's Twelve-Tone Music: Symmetry and the Musical Idea, won the 2015 Wallace Berry Award, the top national book award for music theory and analysis.

Contact:
jfboss@uoregon.edu | 541-346-5654 | @jfboss3

Websites:
http://music.uoregon.edu/people/faculty/jboss

Recent Media:
Eugene Music professor wins prestigious book award (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Nov. 17, 2015)
Review of Jack Boss, Schoenberg’s Twelve-Tone Music: Symmetry and the Musical Idea (Music Theory Online, December 2015)