Timothy A. Johnson

Timothy A. Johnson

Professor and Chair, Music Theory, History, and Composition
Faculty, School of Music

 In honor of the School of Music Class of 2014, Dr. Timothy A. Johnson (Department of Theory, History, and Composition) will give a special presentation on music and baseball on Friday of Senior Week. Later this month Dr. Johnson will present this lecture at the National Baseball Hall of Fame at the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture.

“Walk-Up and Entrance Music in Baseball: Identity, Motivation, and Intimidation”
Special Lecture, Dr. Timothy A. Johnson
Iger Lecture Hall (2105), Whalen Center for Music
Friday May 16, 12 noon
Duration: approximately 30 minutes, including time for discussion

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Timothy Johnson, Professor of Music Theory, will give a presentation at the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held May 29-31 at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. 

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On Tuesday, February 5, at 7 p.m., pianist Mimi Solomon, a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Music, will collaborate with violin professor Nicholas DiEugenio in a program that explores the elements of folk and transcendentalism in the music of American composer Charles Ives. They are joined by Timothy Johnson, Professor of Music Theory, for a talk during the program, as well as guest flautist Elizabeth Shuhan. The following evening will feature a question and answer session at 6 p.m.  

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Timothy Johnson, Professor of Music Theory, was inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society. The membership of the society at Ithaca College inducted Professor Johnson "in recognition of his work in music and mathematics." Johnson has published a textbook on math and music, Foundations of Diatonic Theory: A Mathematically Based Approached to Music Fundamentals, first with Key College Publishing (a mathematics press, 2004) then with Scarecrow Press (in their music list, 2008). This book presently is being used in "Musical Shapes - Mathematical Models," a course in the Ithaca Seminar program. Professor Johnson also has given presentations on music and mathematics at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematics Association of America, several regional societies in music theory, and as an invited speaker at the sophomore math seminar at Ithaca College.

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In the latest issue of GAMUT: Journal of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic, Matthew Santa reviewed Professor Timothy Johnson's FOUNDATIONS OF DIATONIC THEORY: A MATHEMATICALLY BASED APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2008).

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