Expanding the Music Theory Canon
Expanding the Music Theory Canon is home to musical examples by women and people of color, a historically underrepresented group in the canon studied by most music theorists.
Explore diverse musical examples that are organized by fundamentals, melodic embellishments, harmonic progressions, formal structures, and later music of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Resources like Expanding the Music Theory Canon comprise a first step to making the music theory field more inclusive for composers, theorists, performers, and other music scholars. Music scholars who have been in the field for a while also appreciate a wider variety of material to use as examples in the classroom.
Expanding the Music Theory Canon is compiled and run by Dr. Paula Maust, an Assistant Professor of Music at the Peabody Institute, where she teaches courses in baroque and renaissance counterpoint, classical form, and expanding the canon. She is aided by two research interns, Kathryn Blake and Jeffrey Martin.