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Norman Carey
Position: Acting Executive Officer, Ph.D./D.M.A. Programs in Music, Professor, The Graduate Center
Phone: (212) 817-8594
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Eastman
Research Interests: scale theory, Schenkerian Analysis; performance/analysis issues

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, the Journal of Music Theory, Perspectives of New MusicTheory and Practice, Journal of Mathematics and Music, the Journal of Integer Sequences, 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 was past 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 launch the Canandaigua Lake Chamber Music Festival.


2013. "Lambda Words: A Class of Rich Words Defined Over an Infinite Alphabet." Journal of Integer Sequences 16/3.
2012. "Two theorems concerning rational approximations." Journal of Mathematics and Music 6/1, with David Clampitt, co-author.
2011. "On a class of locally symmetric sequences: the right infinite word Λ_θ." In Mathematics and Computation in Music III, Springer, C.Agon, et. al., eds.
2008. "Disintegrating Dominant Prolongations: A New Look at the Deceptive Cadence." In Essays from the Fourth International Schenker Symposium, Olms, Allen Cadwallader, ed.
2007. "A Diatonic Chord with Unusual Voice-Leading Capabilities'
In Mathematics and Computation in Music II, Springer, 449-463
2007. "Coherence and sameness in well-formed and pairwise well-formed scales." Journal of Mathematics and Music 1/2.
2007. "An Improbable Intertwining: An Analysis of Schumann's Kreisleriana I and II with Recommendations for Piano Practice." Theory and Practice 32.
2002. "On Coherence and Sameness and the Evaluation of Scale Candidacy Claims." Journal of Music Theory 46.
1996. "Self-similar pitch structures, their duals, and rhythmic analogs" Perspectives of New Music 34/2, with David Clampitt, co-author.
1996. "Regions: A theory of tonal spaces in some medieval treatises." Journal of Music Theory 40/1, with David Clampitt, co-author.
1989. "Aspects of well-formed scales." Music Theory Spectrum 11/2, with David Clampitt, co-author.
2012. Review Article: Tonality and Transformation, by Stephen Rings: Journal of Mathematics and Music 6 (3), 221-227
2005. Review Article: Music in the Mirror: Reflections on the History of Music Theory and Literature for the Twenty-First Century, A. Giger and T. Matheisen, eds. Intégral 18 (forthcoming, 2006 ).
2002. Review Article:  Harmonic Experience, by W. A. Mathieu, Music Theory Spectrum 24/1.
1998. "Distribution modulo one and musical scales." Eastman (University of Rochester).
The Virtuoso Viola, with Emanuel Vardi, viola. Cembal D'amour Recordings.
"Turn Me Loose" on Open Crossings, music of Andy Teirstein. Naxos.
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.