David Thurmaier is Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Head of Academic Studies in Music at Florida Gulf Coast University where he has taught since 2007. Dr. Thurmaier holds the Ph.D. in Music Theory from Indiana University, where his dissertation focused on time and compositional process in the orchestral music of Charles Ives. In addition to Ives, his research interests include the pedagogy of music theory, American music, and the analysis of popular music. He has recently published in Horn Call and Music Theory Online, and has an article on Elliott Carter’s use of musical borrowing forthcoming in Current Musicology. In Fall 2013, he will join the faculty of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music as Associate Professor of Music Theory.