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Ian Gerg, Ph.D.

Ian Gerg, Ph.D.

Ian Gerg
Assistant Professor of Music
SJH Room 137
Educational Background: 

Ph.D., Music Theory, University of Texas at Austin, 2015
M.M., Music Theory, University of Texas at Austin, 2010
B.S., Music Education, Penn State University, 2008

Courses Taught: 

Music Theory II, III, IV
Music in Western Culture

Scholarly Interests: 

Virtual Agency, Narratology, Semiotics, Topic Theory, Beethoven, Chopin

Selected Publications: 

Forthcoming. Quasi una Fantasia: Virtual Agency in a Chopin Nocturne.” In Making Waves: West Coast Perspectives of Pitch, Narrative, and Form, ed. Jack Boss and Andrew Aziz. Cambridge Scholars.

2018. Review of Sonic Space in Djibril Diop Mambety’s Films, by Vlad Dima. Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 74.3: 457-60.

2014. “Observing and Gazing Gestures in Music.” In Semiotics 2014: Paradoxes of Life, ed. Jamin Pelkey, Stéphanie Walsh Matthews, and Leonard G. Sbrocchi, 501-10. Ottawa: Legas Publishing.

2010. “Seriously Funny, or Beethoven as Humorist.” In Semiotics 2009: The Semiotics of Time, ed.

            Karen A. Haworth, Jason Hogue, and Leonard Sbrocchi, 153-61. Ottawa: Legas Publishing.

Selected Presentations and Workshops: 

“What Harold Saw in Italy: A Case for Narrative Agency.” Presented at the West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis, University of British Columbia, May 3-5, 2019.

Quasi una Fantasia: Virtual Agency in a Chopin Nocturne.” Penn State University, April 12, 2019.

“Participants and Observers: The Potentials of Virtual Agency in Music.” SUNY Fredonia, April 23, 2018.