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phone: 509.359.2241
fax: 509.359.7028

  • Peter Shelley, Music Theory Instructor
    Peter Shelley, Music Theory Instructor
    Peter Shelley, Music Theory Instructor
    Phone: 206.370.2906
    Fax: 509.359.7028

    Peter Shelley teaches music theory for Eastern Washington University. He received his bachelor's degree in piano performance and mathematics from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and holds a Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Washington, where he completed a dissertation on early American minimalist music and sculpture under the supervision of Jonathan Bernard. Dr. Shelley's minimalist research emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to the connections between music and sculpture that include art criticism, continental philosophy, feminist theory, and the history of emotions. He has also published an article on the work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, and is currently expanding his research interests to include American hip hop. As a graduate student, Dr. Shelley taught introductory and core music theory at the University of Washington. After receiving his degree he went on to teach popular music for the Indiana University Comparative Literature Department. He has presented his research at regional conferences and internationally, and will be participating in a panel discussion on the philosopher Adriana Cavarero at this year's national joint meeting of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory.

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