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Chair, Department of Theory, Composition and Musicology
(music theory, music composition)
Ph.D. (Music Theory) and M.M. (Composition) from Florida State University; B.M. (Music Theory and Composition) from the University of Kansas. Interests include both music theory and composition, which lead him to divide his time between analysis of contemporary music and composing new works. Other interests include the music of Stravinsky and the study of closure and voice leading in atonal music. Richardson's research activities have explored the organization of pitch and use of Renaissance dance rhythms in Stravinsky's ballet Agon, and during the summer of 2002 he received a grant from the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel, Switzerland to continue his research and study of Stravinsky's sketches and source materials. Presented analyses at several regional theory conferences, the Society for Music Theory national conference in November 2004, and has published articles in the Mitteilungen der Paul Sacher Stiftung (2003) and the Musical Quarterly.