Assistant Professor of Music Theory
Rachel Lumsden

Contact Information

Music Theory and Composition
Office Location
LON 213A

Rachel Lumsden, Assistant Professor of Music Theory, earned a PhD in Music Theory and a Doctoral Certificate in Women’s Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research interests are wide-ranging, and include experimental music, gender and race in early twentieth-century British and American music, music by women composers, and music theory pedagogy. She is co-editor of The Norton Guide to Teaching Music Theory (W.W. Norton, 2018). Her peer-reviewed articles have been published in American Music (2017), Black Music Research Journal (2015), Feminist Studies (2015), Music Theory Online (2017 and forthcoming), and Studies in American Humor (2015). She has also contributed chapters to several interdisciplinary gender collections as well as the fourth volume of Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers (ed. Parsons/Ravenscroft, forthcoming). She previously taught at Brooklyn College and the University of Oklahoma.