Gretchen Foley

Gretchen Foley

CV: Foley CV 7-20-16.pdf

Gretchen Foley

Associate Professor of Music Theory
Area of Focus: Music Theory
Ph.D., Systematic Musicology (Theory), University of Western Ontario, 1999
BM, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1984
BME, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1984

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 Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Midwest, and the College Music Society, she has served these associations in a variety of capacities.

Dr. Foley’s research interests focus on George Perle's theory of twelve-tone tonality, music theory pedagogy, analysis and performance, with satellite interests in genre fusion, musical theatre, and progressive rock. She has presented her work at national and regional conferences throughout the United States and internationally in Spain, Italy, Germany, Finland, Costa Rica, and Australia. Her research appears in a variety of journals, including Music Theory Online, Theory and Practice, Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, Computer Music Journal, Indiana Theory Review, and College Music Symposium. For use in the freshman music theory sequence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln she has developed an electronic text in two volumes, Introduction to the Tonal Tradition.

Dr. Foley joined the faculty at UNL in 2001. She 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.



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Courses

MUSC 165: Music Theory I
MUSC 165A / 198-I: Aural Skills I
MUSC 166: Music Theory II
MUSC 166A / 198-II: Aural Skills II
MUSC 455 / 855: Techniques of Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint
MUSC 457 / 857: Post-Tonal Theory
MUSC 941: Music Theory Pedagogy
MUSC 979: History of Music Theory (Doctoral Seminar)

Honors and Awards

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN:
College Award for Outstanding Leadership in Curriculum and Program Development, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, 2009
College Award for Distinguished Teaching, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, 2007
Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students, sponsored by UNL Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council, 2005 and 2008

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO:
Nominee for Governor General’s Gold Medal for Academic Excellence, 1999
Special University Scholarship, 1995
Graduate Admission Scholarship, University of Western Ontario, 1990

THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO:
Graduate Scholarship (each award valued at $12,000), 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND:
University Medal for Academic Excellence in Music, 1984
Department of Music Faculty Scholarship, 1982

THE KIWANIS CLUB OF ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND:
Music Scholarship, 1983