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Michael Buchler

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Phone 850-644-8853

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Michael Buchler, Professor of Music Theory, has taught a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses in music theory, including linear analysis and theory and analysis of recent music. He is also the Faculty Director of FSU’s Music Living-Learning Community.

Buchler is Past-President of the Society for Music Theory (SMT) and has previously served as President (2021-2023), Vice-President, a Member-at-Large on the SMT’s Executive Board, and as both a member and as chair of the SMT Program Committee. He was President of Music Theory Southeast from 2016-2018. His research focuses on Broadway musicals, analysis of twentieth- and twenty-first century music, music and labor, and critiques of transformational analysis. His recent book, Here for the Hearing: Analyzing the Music in Musical Theater(co-edited with Gregory Decker), was published by University of Michigan Press in 2023. He has presented his work at numerous conferences, and his articles and reviews appear in Music Theory SpectrumSMT-V, Perspectives of New MusicJournal of Music TheoryMusic Theory OnlineJournal of Music Theory PedagogyJournal of the Society for American MusicJournal of Mathematics and Music, and other journals. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of SMT-VIndiana Theory ReviewRivista di Analisi e Teoria Musicale, and Music Theory Online.

Buchler received the Ph.D. from the Eastman School of Music, the M.M. from the University of Michigan, and the B.M. from the University of Cincinnati. Before coming to Florida State University in 2002, he taught on the faculties of Indiana University and the University of Iowa. He has received university-wide teaching awards at Florida State University and the University of Iowa.

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