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John McGinness

Title: Professor: Music Theory
Department: Crane School of Music
Phone: (315) 267-2460
Fax: (315) 267-2413
E-mail: mcginnjr@potsdam.edu
Office: Schuette Hall A121

Associate Professor John McGinness received the Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His scholarly interests include the relationship between music analysis and reception, modern/postmodern aesthetics, and the Ballets Russes. Essays and articles on a variety of topics, including the music of Debussy, Stravinsky, and Ives, have appeared in The Musical Quarterly, Music Theory Spectrum, and Cahiers Debussy, among others. As a pianist, Dr. McGinness has premiered more than twenty-five new works and has recorded for CRS and Radio Nederland. Recently, he and Pieter C. van den Toorn published Stravinsky and the Russian Period: Sound and Legacy of a Musical Idiom (Cambridge University Press, 2012).