Chadwick Jenkins specializes in the history of music theory, the intersections between music and philosophy, early African-American music, and Schenkerian analysis. He has taught courses in the history of western concert music and the history of rock at the University of Maryland, College Park and Music Humanities at Columbia University. He has presented papers at local, national, and international conferences on topics ranging from twelfth-century liturgical drama to the impact of radio on the career of Duke Ellington to theories of parody in relation to the use of Wagner’s music in Bugs Bunny cartoons.
"Tuning the Soul: Pythagoras and Music," in The Pythagorean Theorem: The story about its Power and Glory, by Alfred S. Posamentier. New York: Prometheus Books (2009, forthcoming).
"Process and the Reality of Listening to Elliott Carter on his 100th Birthday," American Music (2009, forthcoming).
Several articles to appear in The Encyclopedia of African American Music, edited by Emmett G. Price. Greenwood Publishing (2009, forthcoming).
"Giovanni Maria Artusi and the Ethics of Musical Science," Acta Musicologica LXXX/1 (2008): 1-32.
"A Question of Containment: Duke Ellington and Early Radio," American Music (2008): 415-441.
"Influence and Revolt: Mozart's 'Paris' Symphony K.297," Ad Parnassum 4/7 (2007): 33-62.
"Review of The Cambridge Companion to Verdi," Notes 62/3 (2006): 720-722.
"A View from Death: Ariadne auf Naxos as Failed Totality," Current Musicology 77 (2005): 69-95.
"Form and Structure in John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano," in John Cage: Music, Philosophy, Intention, edited by David W. Patterson (New York: Routledge, 2000), 239-261.