Professor Christensen is active in the field of historical music theory, and has published some twenty articles and reviews in the Journal of Music Theory, Spectrum, Acta Musicologica, Indiana Theory Review, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Bach Jahrbuch, among others. His book Rameau and Musical Thought in the Enlightenment (Cambridge, 1993) won the 1994 SMT Wallace Berry Award. Working with Nancy Baker, he co-authored the volume Aesthetics and the Art of Musical Composition in the German Enlightenment, published by Cambridge in 1995.
This year Dr. Christensen has won a Faculty Scholarship at the University of Iowa granting him a three-semester leave to conceptualize, organize, and then edit The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory. Scheduled for publication in the year 2000, this project will assemble the work of 32 authors writing chapters on all aspects of Western music theory. It will be the first comprehensive history of music theory to appear in the English language.
Thomas Christensen presently serves as Reviews Editor for Spectrum. He was recently elected Vice President of the Society for Music Theory.
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