Dr. Timothy McKinney
Professor of Music Theory
TIMOTHY MCKINNEY joined the Baylor University faculty as Associate Professor of Music Theory in 2002. He came to Baylor from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he was serving as Associate Professor of Music Theory and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. McKinney holds a Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music degree in Music Theory from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Viola Performance from William Jewell College.
His primary research interests include the relationship between words and music, the history of music theory and its relationship to musical practice, and analysis of sixteenth-century and late nineteenth-century music. His book Adrian Willaert and the Theory of Interval Affect: The Musica nova Madrigals and the Novel Theories of Zarlino and Vicentino (Ashgate Publishing, 2010; www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754665090) explores the origin of the theory that individual melodic and harmonic intervals carry specific expressive meanings. His articles and reviews appear in Musical Quarterly, Early Music, Music Review, Music Theory Spectrum, Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, Theoria, Indiana Theory Review, and other journals, in the volume Music Theory and Analysis 1450-1650, and in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed. He has read papers for the Society for Music Theory, the American Musicological Society, and many other national/international conferences. He served as President of the Texas Society for Music Theory in 2003-2006 and Archivist of the South-Central Society for Music Theory 1991-1999, and currently serves on the executive board of the South-Central Renaissance Conference.
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