Gene S. Trantham
Gene S. Trantham (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Associate Professor of Music Theory at Bowling Green State University (Ohio) where he has served as Chair of the Musicology/Composition/Theory department. In addition to undergraduate music theory and aural skills, he teaches graduate courses in theory pedagogy, analysis and performance, and counterpoint.
Trantham’s research interests include theory pedagogy, music technology in instruction, analysis and performance, and the music of Frescobaldi as well as other 17th-century composers. He is the author of Instructor’s Resources for The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis (Clendinning/Marvin) from WW Norton. His publications appear in College Music Symposium, Sixteenth Century Journal, TDML e-journal, and Musical Insights. He has presented papers at the International Technological Directions in Music Learning conference and at the national meetings of the Society for Music Theory, the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, and The College Music Society including recent presentations on curricular issues, harmonic patterns in Frescobaldi’s Toccatas, and the relationship between analysis and performance.
Trantham has served as Great Lakes chapter treasurer (2002–2004), vice-president (2004–2006) and as chapter president (2006–2009). He has also been a member of the 2010 CMS national program committee, the Committee on Community Engagement, and the CMS Membership Committee. Currently, he is co-chair of the CMS Student Advisory Council and Great Lakes chapter archivist.