Norman Carey appointed to the Graduate Center

Norman Carey

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Program in Music; deputy executive officer and director of the Doctor of Musical Arts performance program

Norman Carey’s work combines performance and scholarship. Prior to his Graduate Center appointment, Carey was an associate professor at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music. His scholarship has focused primarily on scale theory, the investigation of the structural properties of familiar and unfamiliar scales. Recently, he has turned his attention to Schenkerian theory, an approach to tonal musical analysis that systematically investigates the hierarchic structures formed by lines and chords. He is an editorial board member of Music Theory Online and the Journal of Mathematical Music Theory. As a pianist Carey made his debut at Carnegie Recital Hall and also has given solo performances at Merkin Concert Hall, among other venues. He has performed with major chamber groups and ensembles in New York and elsewhere and served as president of the Canandaigua Lake Chamber Music Festival. He was on-screen pianist in Woody Allen’s film, Radio Days, and performed on the soundtrack to Sidney Lumet’s The Verdict. Carey earned a B.M. in 1972 and an M.M. in piano performance in 1974 from the Manhattan School of Music. He received his Ph.D. in music theory from the Eastman School of Music in 1998. He also has taught on the piano faculty at Western Connecticut State University and at Long Island University, Brooklyn Center.

Photo: University of Rochester


Submitted on: AUG 1, 2006

Category: New Appointments to the GC