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David Gagné
Position: Associate Professor, Queens College and the Graduate Center
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center|Queens College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., CUNY
Research Interests: Schenkerian Analysis

David Gagné is an Associate Professor at Queens College (where he is currently the music theory coordinator) and the Graduate Center, CUNY. His book, Analysis of Tonal Music (co-written with Allen Cadwallader) is a standard text on Schenkerian theory, and is used in universities throughout the United States and Europe. His essays have appeared in Music Forum, Schenker Studies 2, and elsewhere. Prof. Gagné has also taught at Columbia University, Mannes College, and NYU, and he is the former president of the Music Theory Society of New York State (MTSNYS).


Structure and Meaning in Tonal Music, co-edited with Poundie Burstein. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2006.

"The Spirit and Technique of Schenker Pedagogy" with Allen Cadwallader, Structure and Meaning in Tonal Music. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2006.

"Unity in Diversity: The Retained Tone," Selected Essays from the Third International Schenker Symposium. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 2006.

Bibliography and essay: "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Style," Reader's Guide to Music: History, Theory, and Criticism. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999.

Analysis of Tonal Music: A Schenkerian Approach (with Allen Cadwallader). New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

"'Symphonic Breadth': Structural Style in Mozart's Symphonies," Schenker Studies 2,, ed. Carl Schachter and Hedi Siegel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998, pp. 82-108.

"The Place of Schenkerian Analysis in Undergraduate and Graduate Curricula," Indiana Theory Review 15/1 (Spring, 1994), pp. 21-33.

"The Compositional Use of Register in Three Piano Sonatas by Mozart" Trends in Schenkerian Research, ed. Allen Cadwallader. New York: Schirmer Books, 1990, pp. 23-39.

"Monteverdi's 'Ohimè dov'è il mio ben' and the Romanesca," The Music Forum 6. New York: Columbia University Press (1987), pp. 61-95.