Judith Lochhead


Judy Lochhead is a music theorist and musicologist whose work focuses on the most recent musical practices in North America and Europe, with particular emphasis on music of the western classical tradition.  Lochhead has articles appearing in such journals as Music Theory Spectrum, the Journal of the American Musicological SocietyMusic Theory Online, Theory and Practice, In Theory OnlyPerspectives of New Music, and in various edited collections. Book-length publications include:  Reconceiving Structure: New Tools in Music Theory and Analysis (Routledge, 2015); Music’s Immanent Future: Beyond Past and Present, co-edited with Sally Macarthur and Jennifer Shaw.  (Forthcoming, Ashgate 2016);   Sound and Affect: Sound, Music, World, edited by Stephen Decatur Smith, Judy Lochhead, and Eduardo Mendieta (Forthcoming, University of Chicago Press 2017); and Postmodern Music/Postmodern Thought, co-edited by Judy Lochhead and Joseph Auner (Routledge 2001).  

Some recent courses Lochhead has taught include: Listening, Hearing, Perception: Contests of the Ear;  Current Trends in Music Theory; Phenomenological Approaches to Music Analysis: Embodied Cognition and Chaotic Mappings; Perspectives on the Performance of Music Since 1945; and Music and Culture of the 1960s.