Music theorists Áine Heneghan and Sam Mukherji will join the faculty of SMTD's Department of Music Theory in the fall of 2013.
Áine Heneghan, an assistant professor at the University of Washington, received her PhD from University of Dublin, Trinity College. Her research interests include the music and theoretical writings of the Second Viennese School, sketch and source study, the history of theory (with an emphasis on theories of form), performance practice, and the analysis of world music. She is currently completing a book with Oxford University Press entitled Schoenberg on Form. She won an "Excellence in Teaching Award" at the University of Washington and is a member of the Executive Board of the Society for Music Theory.
Somangshu Mukherji received his PhD from Princeton this spring with a dissertation advised by Kofi Agawu entitled "Generative Musical Grammar: A Minimalist Approach." His research falls at the nexus of traditional Western music theory/analysis and the cognitive sciences (especially linguistics, cognitive psychology and analytical philosophy). Mukherji was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, with a BA in psychology, philosophy, and physiology.