Dr. Horace Maxile
Assistant Professor of Music Theory
HORACE J. MAXILE, Jr., Assistant Professor of Music Theory, holds the Ph.D. in Musicology (Music Theory emphasis) from Louisiana State University. In addition he holds degrees from Louisiana Tech University (B.S. Music Education) and Southeastern Louisiana University (M.M. Music Theory). Prior to joining the faculty at Baylor, he taught at The University of North Carolina at Asheville and served as Associate Director of Research at the Center for Black Music Research (Columbia College Chicago).
His research interests include the concert music of African American composers, jazz analysis, gospel music, and musical semiotics. Among his publications are articles and reviews in Perspectives of New Music, The Annual Review of Jazz Studies, Black Music Research Journal, and Journal for the Society of American Music. He was Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of African-American Music (Greenwood Press, 2011). He has read papers for the Society for Music Theory, the Society for American Music, the American Musicological Society, and other national/international meetings. He currently serves as chair of the Committee on Diversity for the Society for Music Theory and as Editor of the Black Music Research Journal.
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