The Department of Fine and Performing Arts
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Philip Lambert (PhD, Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester) is Professor of Music at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. He has also taught at Yale University and the Eastman School of Music. He is a music theorist specializing in music of the twentieth century, with research interests that include the music of Charles Ives, music of Brian Wilson, musical theater of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, music of Alec Wilder, theories of musical transformation such as those pioneered by David Lewin, and musical representations of cosmic themes. He is author of The Music of Charles Ives (Yale University Press, 1997), Inside the Music of Brian Wilson (Continuum, 2007), To Broadway, To Life! The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Alec Wilder (University of Illinois Press, 2013). He is editor of, and contributor to, the multi-author essay collections Ives Studies (Cambridge University Press, 1997), and Good Vibrations: Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in Critical Perspective (University of Michigan Press, 2016), and contributor to Charles Ives and the Classical Tradition (Yale University Press, 1996). He is also author of the textbook in music fundamentals, Principles of Music (second edition, Oxford University Press, 2018).
His articles on topics in twentieth-century music have appeared in Music Theory Spectrum, Music Analysis, Journal of Music Theory, Perspectives of New Music, Twentieth-Century Music, American Music, Intégral, and Journal of Musicological Research. He was editor of Theory & Practice volumes 19–21 (1994–1996), and Music Theory Spectrum volumes 20–22 (1998–2000).