Nathan Martin

Assistant Professor of Music University of Michigan

Nathan Martin is assistant professor of music theory at the University of Michigan, having previously held postdoctoral fellowships and teaching positions at Columbia, Harvard, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, and Yale. He received his PhD from McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in 2009. His primary research interests are in the history of music theory and the analysis of musical form. To date, his published work on the history of music theory has concentrated on the theoretical writings of Jean-Philippe Rameau and their early French reception, particularly among such philosophes as Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In general, Martin approaches the history of music theory both as a branch of intellectual history (Geschichte der Musiktheorie) and through more practical engagements with historically informed analysis, style-bound improvisation, and model composition (historische Satzlehre).  He co-edits Music Theory & Analysis (since its inception in 2013) and is also the co-editor of Formal Functions in Perspective: Essays on Musical Form from Haydn to Adorno (forthcoming, University of Rochester Press). In 2014, his article “Rameau’s Changing Views on Supposition and Suspension” won the Society for Music Theory’s Outstanding Publication Award.