Brendan McConville and Barbara Murphy
Brendan McConville is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Theory and Composition at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. As a theorist, Dr. McConville's areas of research include twentieth-century music analysis and the use of emerging technologies in theory pedagogy. His writings appear in scholarly journals such as Theory and Practice, The Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, College Music Symposium, and Tempo, and he is co-author of Music Theory Foundations: an Interactive eBook. He is an active presenter and member of the College Music Society, the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, and the Society for Music Theory organizations, and he serves as President-Elect of the CMS Southern Chapter. As a composer, his works have been commissioned, performed, televised, and recorded in the United States and in Europe. He recently received a Fulbright to support research and compositional activities in Abruzzo, Italy. His recordings are available from ERMmedia and Navona Records (Naxos).
Dr. Barbara Murphy is Associate Professor of Music Theory at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She teaches undergraduate classes in the core music theory sequence and graduate classes in Theory Pedagogy, Analytical Techniques, and Technology in Music Research. Her research focuses on theory pedagogy and technology in music theory. Recent research projects include the incorporation of theatrical improvisation in pedagogy classes, chunking in harmonic dictation, and the development and use of online education in music. Barbara has presented at national conferences including College Music Society and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI). She is currently the web designer for ATMI. Barbara, along with Brendan McConville, has published an e-book, Foundations of Music Theory: An interactive e-book. She has published articles in College Music Symposium, Sacred Music, the Journal of Research in Music Pedagogy, and the Journal of Research in Music Education.