Dr. James Bennighof

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Policy
Professor of Music Theory

School of Music
One Bear Place #97408
Baylor University
Waco, TX 76798
Phone: (254) 710-2360
Fax: (254) 710-1191

James Bennighof is Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Policy and Professor of Music Theory at Baylor University. Prior to his appointment at Baylor, he was at the University of Iowa, where he earned the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees; he earned the B.M. at the University of Richmond. His research has focused on critical analysis of twentieth-century art music and American vernacular music, and has resulted in two books, The Words and Music of Paul Simon (Praeger, 2007) and The Words and Music of Joni Mitchell (Praeger, 2010); articles in the Journal of Music Theory, the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, American Music, College Music Symposium, and the International Dictionary of Black Composers; and papers read at various national conferences. His compositions and arrangements for treble, male, and mixed choir have been published by Oxford University Press and Heritage Music Press. He served as President of the Texas Society for Music Theory from 1997 to 2000.