Norman Carey is a pianist and music theorist. Previously, he was a member of the music theory faculty at Eastman School of Music and the piano faculty of Western Connecticut State University. His research interests include scale theory and performance/analysis issues. His works have appeared in Music Theory Spectrum, Journal of Music Theory, Perspectives of New Music, Theory and Practice, Journal of Mathematics and Music, and Intégral. His paper, "Regions: A
Theory of Tonal Spaces in Some Medieval Treatises," co-authored with David Clampitt, was a winner of the Society of Music Theory's Emerging Scholar Award in 1999. He is one of the founding editors of the Journal of Mathematics and Music and serves on its editorial board. Carey has also served on the editorial board of Music Theory Online. Carey is now president of the Music Theory Society of New York State. Active as a performer as well, Carey's Carnegie Recital Hall debut was hailed by John Rockwell in the New York Times as "really delightful and very satisfying." In recent years, Carey helped to form the Canandaigua Lake Chamber Music Festival.
"Disintegrating Dominant Prolongations: A New Look at the Deceptive Cadence." In Essays from the Fourth International Schenker Symposium, Olms, Allen Cadwallader, editor. (2008).
"Coherence and sameness in well-formed and pairwise well-formed scales." Journal of Mathematics and Music. (2007).
"An Improbable Intertwining: An Analysis of Schumann's Kreisleriana I and II with Recommendations for Piano Practice." Theory and Practice 32 (forthcoming, 2006 ).
Review Article: "Music in the Mirror." Intégral 18 (forthcoming, 2006 ).
"On Coherence and Sameness and the Evaluation of Scale Candidacy Claims." Journal of Music Theory 46 (2003).
Review of "Harmonic Experience," by W. A. Mathieu, Music Theory Spectrum 24/1 (2002).
"Self-similar pitch structures, their duals, and rhythmic analogs" Perspectives of New Music 34/ 2 (Summer 1996) with David Clampitt, co-author.
"Regions: A theory of tonal spaces in some medieval treatises." Journal of Music Theory 40/1 (1996) with David Clampitt, co-author.
"Aspects of well-formed scales." Music Theory Spectrum 11/2 (1989) with David Clampitt, co-author.
Viola and Piano Favorites, with Emanuel Vardi, viola. Recorded for Dorian.
Brahms, Sonatas for viola and piano with Emanuel Vardi, viola. Finnadar Records.
Somesville, with Elvin Jones, drums, others; Compositions of Fred Tompkins. FKT Records.
Cecile, Compositions of Fred Tompkins. FKT Records.