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Stephen Rodgers is associate professor of music theory and musicianship at the University of Oregon. Prior to coming to Oregon, he taught aural skills at his alma mater, Lawrence University, where he received his B.A. in Music and English (magna cum laude). He also taught music theory at Yale University, where he completed his Ph.D. in 2005, with the help of a Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies.
Rodgers’s research reflects his interest in placing music analysis in a broader context by bringing it into contact with musicology, hermeneutics, literary theory, and other forms of humanistic inquiry. His publications and presentations have dealt primarily with text-music relations, program music, rhythm and meter, and musical form. His work has appeared in Music Theory Online, the Journal of Musicological Research, Current Musicology, Theoria, Indiana Theory Review, Chamber Music magazine, and the collection Sounding Off: Theorizing Disability in Music (Routledge, 2006). Forthcoming articles include a study of Berlioz’s romances, to be published in Nineteenth-Century Music Review, and an exploration of sentence forms in Die schöne Müllerin, to be published in Music Theory Spectrum. Rodgers’s book Form, Program, and Metaphor in the Music of Berlioz (Cambridge University Press, 2009), the first devoted to Berlioz’s handling of musical form, considers how the shapes of Berlioz’s pieces are related to the poetic and dramatic sentiments that were his very reason for being. Currently he is working on a set of articles about the music of Fanny Hensel (née Mendelssohn). Rodgers also serves on the editorial board of Music Theory Online.
A composer as well as a theorist, Rodgers has received numerous commissions from the Yale Collegium Musicum and the Madison Children’s Choir, among other ensembles. He is also active as a tenor. He has performed several lecture-recitals throughout the United States, and is a member of Vox Resonat, a professional early music ensemble directed by Eric Mentzel.