Kevin Swinden

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Associate Dean, Planning and Curriculum Associate Professor Faculty of Music Music Waterloo, Ontario kswinden@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-0710 ext. 3305

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Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Director: Integrated Communications
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(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
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(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

I received my Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Western Ontario and PhD from the State University of New York in Buffalo. My academic specialization is in chromatic harmony of the late 19th century.

In 2006, I was awarded a fellowship to the Mannes Institute for Advanced St...


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Bio/Research

I received my Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Western Ontario and PhD from the State University of New York in Buffalo. My academic specialization is in chromatic harmony of the late 19th century.

In 2006, I was awarded a fellowship to the Mannes Institute for Advanced Studies in Music Theory, where the topic was “Chromaticism.”

I have published articles in Music Theory Spectrum, College Music Symposium, Music Analysis, and contributed a chapter on Bruckner’s Harmony to the Cambridge Companion to Bruckner and was invited to be the keynote speaker for the annual meeting of the South Central Society for Music Theory (2006) and the University of Western Ontario Graduate Music Symposium (2009).

I have recently presented papers at meetings of the South Central Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Midwest, the West Coast Conference for Music Theory and Analysis and the International Conference on 19th century music in Durham, UK.

I served the Faculty of Music as Associate Dean Internal from 2009 to 2019, and as Acting Dean in 2017.

My primary areas of research include chromatic harmony and its pedagogy, seeking to bridge Schenkerian theory, Function theory and Transformational theory.


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