Dr. Timothy McKinney
Professor of Music Theory
TIMOTHY MCKINNEY, Professor of Music Theory, came to Baylor University faculty in the fall of 2002 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 in sixteenth- and nineteenth-century music, the history of music theory, and recent theories of form in classical 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); 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, and in the volumes Music Theory and Analysis 1450-1650 and Rethinking Hanslick: Music, Formalism, and Expression. 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. He currently serves on the editorial board of Theoria. He received Baylor’s Outstanding Professor for Significant Contributions to the Academic Community award in 2013.
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