Gretchen C. Foley

Dr. Gretchen Foley is Associate Professor of Music Theory in the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. An active member of the College Music Society, the Society for Music Theory, and Music Theory Midwest, she has presented her work at conferences in Costa Rica, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Australia as well as throughout the United States. Dr. Foley’s research interests include George Perle's theory of twelve-tone tonality, music theory pedagogy, history of music theory, progressive rock, and musical theatre. Her research appears in a variety of journals, including Music Theory Online, Theory and Practice, Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, Computer Music Journal, and Indiana Theory Review, and College Music Symposium. She is currently developing Introduction to the Tonal Tradition, an e-Book for use in the freshman music theory sequence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Foley teaches an array of theory courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, coordinates the freshman musicianship program, and is an academic advisor for music majors and minors. Dr. Foley was the recipient of the first Leadership Award in Curricular or Programmatic Development in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts in 2009, and the College’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007. In both 2005 and 2008, she received the UNL Parents Association and Teaching Council Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students.