Steven R. Nuss

Associate Professor of Music

Box 5670

Phone: 207-859-5673
Fax: 207-859-5635
Mailing Address:
5670 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8856

Areas of Expertise

  • Music theory
  • Music composition
  • World music
  • Traditional Japanese music and culture
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to music analysis

Professional Information

Professor Nuss received his Ph.D. in Music Theory in 1996 from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. A former orchestral conducting fellow of the Aspen Music Festival and faculty member of the Seishin International School and University in Tokyo, his published research is a unique blend of Western and non-Western analytical techniques and theoretical models of form and process. His most recent work has appeared in Perspectives of New Music, The Musical Quarterly, Contemporary Music Review, Music Theory Spectrum, Theory and Practice, and analytical essays in A Way Alone: Writings on T�ru Takemitsu published by Academia Musicae, and in Locating East Asia in Western Art Music published by Wesleyan University Press. Professor Nuss is currently at work on a book that explores the intersections between musical and religious thought, practice, and perception. He is a recent recipient of grants from the Fulbright Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies.
More information on Professor Nuss can be found at the website of the East Asian Studies Deparment. nuss east asian


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