Faculty Profile

Stephen Slottow

Stephen Slottow

Title
Professor
Department
Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology
College
College of Music

    

Education

PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2001.
Major: Music Theory
MA, Queens College, City University of New York, 1998.
Major: Music Theory
BM, Cleveland State University, 1989.
Major: Music History

Current Scheduled Teaching*

MUTH 5410.002, 16th Century Counterpoint, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MUTH 3410.002, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MUTH 2500.002, THEORY IV, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MUTH 5470.001, Advanced Schenkerian Analysis, Spring 2021
MUGC 6950.721, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
MUTH 3420.003, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5420.002, 18th Century Counterpoint, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
MUTH 3420.002, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 2500.003, THEORY IV, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5410.001, 16th Century Counterpoint, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUGC 6950.721, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
MUTH 3420.003, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUTH 3410.001, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUTH 5420.002, 18th Century Counterpoint, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
MUTH 3420.002, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2019
MUTH 2400.004, Theory III, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5470.001, Advanced Schenkerian Analysis, Spring 2019
MUGC 6950.721, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
MUTH 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2019
MUTH 2500.005, THEORY IV, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
MUTH 5410.001, 16th Century Counterpoint, Spring 2018 SPOT
MUGC 6950.721, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
MUTH 3420.003, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 3410.001, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5420.002, 18th Century Counterpoint, Fall 2017
MUGC 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
MUTH 3420.002, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2017 Syllabus
MUTH 5400.001, Invertible Counterpoint and Fugue, Fall 2017 SPOT
MUTH 4370.001, Schenkerian Analysis, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5380.001, Schenkerian Analysis, Fall 2017 SPOT
MUTH 5410.001, 16th Century Counterpoint, Spring 2017 SPOT
MUGC 6950.721, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
MUTH 3410.001, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 2500.002, THEORY IV, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 2500.003, THEORY IV, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
MUTH 5400.001, Invertible Counterpoint and Fugue, Fall 2016 SPOT
MUTH 4370.001, Schenkerian Analysis, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5380.001, Schenkerian Analysis, Fall 2016 SPOT
MUTH 5470.001, Advanced Schenkerian Analysis, Spring 2016
MUGC 6950.721, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2016
MUTH 4920.700, Senior Colloquium in Music Theory, Spring 2016
MUTH 3410.001, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 4910.702, Special Problems, Spring 2016
MUTH 2500.003, THEORY IV, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2015
MUTH 5400.001, Invertible Counterpoint and Fugue, Fall 2015 SPOT
MUTH 3410.001, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 4900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2015
MUTH 4910.701, Special Problems, Fall 2015
MUGC 5950.702, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2015
MUGC 6950.721, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
MUGC 5950.713, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
MUGC 5930.704, Research Problem in Lieu of Thesis, Spring 2015
MUTH 3410.002, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2015 Syllabus
MUTH 2500.001, THEORY IV, Spring 2015 Syllabus
MUTH 4520.002, Twentieth Century Techniques, Spring 2015 Syllabus
MUGC 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
MUGC 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Fall 2014
MUTH 5550.001, Professional Writing in Music Theory, Fall 2014
MUTH 4370.001, Schenkerian Analysis, Fall 2014 Syllabus
MUTH 5380.001, Schenkerian Analysis, Fall 2014
MUTH 5470.001, Advanced Schenkerian Analysis, Spring 2014
MUTH 3420.002, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2014 Syllabus
MUGC 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Spring 2014
MUTH 2500.001, THEORY IV, Spring 2014 Syllabus
MUTH 5420.002, 18th Century Counterpoint, Fall 2013
MUTH 3420.002, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2013
MUTH 5400.001, Invertible Counterpoint and Fugue, Fall 2013
MUGC 5950.709, Master's Thesis, Fall 2013
MUTH 2400.001, Theory III, Summer 5W1 2013 Syllabus
MUGC 5950.707, Master's Thesis, Spring 2013
MUTH 6680.001, Proseminar in Music Theory, Spring 2013
MUTH 2500.002, THEORY IV, Spring 2013 Syllabus
MUTH 2500.005, THEORY IV, Spring 2013 Syllabus
MUTH 5420.002, 18th Century Counterpoint, Fall 2012
MUTH 3420.002, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2012 Syllabus
MUTH 5400.001, Invertible Counterpoint and Fugue, Fall 2012
MUGC 5950.712, Master's Thesis, Fall 2012
MUGC 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2012
MUTH 2400.001, Theory III, Summer 5W1 2012
MUTH 5470.001, Advanced Schenkerian Analysis, Spring 2012
MUTH 3420.002, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2012 Syllabus
MUGC 5950.702, Master's Thesis, Spring 2012
MUTH 5900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2012
MUTH 5400.001, Invertible Counterpoint and Fugue, Fall 2011
MUGC 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Fall 2011
MUTH 4370.001, Schenkerian Analysis, Fall 2011 Syllabus
MUGC 5950.702, Master's Thesis, Spring 2011
MUTH 4920.701, Senior Colloquium in Music Theory, Spring 2011
MUTH 2500.002, THEORY IV, Spring 2011 Syllabus
MUTH 2500.004, THEORY IV, Spring 2011 Syllabus
MUTH 2500.005, THEORY IV, Spring 2011 Syllabus
MUTH 5400.001, Invertible Counterpoint and Fugue, Fall 2010
MUGC 5950.714, Master's Thesis, Fall 2010
MUTH 4910.701, Special Problems, Fall 2010
MUTH 2500.001, THEORY IV, Fall 2010 Syllabus
MUTH 2500.002, THEORY IV, Fall 2010 Syllabus
MUGC 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Summer 3W1 2010
MUGC 5950.705, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2010
MUTH 2400.001, Theory III, Summer 5W1 2010
MUGC 5950.712, Master's Thesis, Spring 2010
MUTH 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2010
MUTH 5910.702, Special Problems, Spring 2010
MUTH 2500.002, THEORY IV, Spring 2010 Syllabus
MUTH 2500.003, THEORY IV, Spring 2010
MUGC 5950.718, Master's Thesis, Fall 2009
MUTH 4370.001, Schenkerian Analysis, Fall 2009
MUTH 4920.701, Senior Colloquium in Music Theory, Fall 2009
MUTH 2500.001, THEORY IV, Fall 2009
MUTH 2500.002, THEORY IV, Fall 2009
MUGC 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2009
MUGC 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2009
MUTH 2400.001, Theory III, Summer 5W1 2009
MUGC 5950.707, Master's Thesis, Spring 2009
MUTH 2500.001, THEORY IV, Spring 2009
MUTH 2500.005, THEORY IV, Spring 2009
MUTH 4520.001, Twentieth Century Techniques, Spring 2009
MUTH 5400.001, Invertible Counterpoint and Fugue, Fall 2008
MUGC 5950.707, Master's Thesis, Fall 2008
MUTH 2500.001, THEORY IV, Fall 2008
MUTH 2500.002, THEORY IV, Fall 2008
MUTH 2500.003, THEORY IV, Fall 2008
MUTH 6680.001, Proseminar in Music Theory, Summer 5W1 2008
MUTH 2400.001, Theory III, Summer 5W1 2008
MUTH 5470.001, Advanced Schenkerian Analysis, Spring 2008
MUGC 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Spring 2008
MUTH 6900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2008
MUTH 2500.002, THEORY IV, Spring 2008
MUTH 2500.003, THEORY IV, Spring 2008
MUTH 2500.005, THEORY IV, Spring 2008
MUGC 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Fall 2007
MUTH 6680.001, Proseminar in Music Theory, Fall 2007
MUTH 4370.001, Schenkerian Analysis, Fall 2007
MUTH 5470.001, Advanced Schenkerian Analysis, Spring 2007
MUGC 5950.705, Master's Thesis, Spring 2007
MUTH 4910.701, Special Problems, Spring 2007
MUTH 4520.001, Twentieth Century Techniques, Spring 2007
MUTH 5400.001, Invertible Counterpoint and Fugue, Fall 2006
MUGC 5950.709, Master's Thesis, Fall 2006
MUTH 3410.001, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2006
MUTH 3410.002, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2006
MUTH 3410.001, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2006
MUTH 3410.002, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2006
MUTH 4520.001, Twentieth Century Techniques, Spring 2006
MUTH 4370.001, Schenkerian Analysis, Fall 2005
MUTH 3410.002, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2005
MUTH 1410.001, Aural Skills I, Summer 5W1 2005
MUTH 3510.001, Form Analysis, Summer 5W1 2005
MUTH 5470.001, Advanced Schenkerian Analysis, Spring 2005
MUTH 3510.001, Form Analysis, Spring 2005
MUTH 4520.001, Twentieth Century Techniques, Spring 2005
MUTH 4370.001, Schenkerian Analysis, Fall 2004
MUTH 3410.001, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2004
MUTH 3410.002, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Slottow, S. P. (2019). The Americanization of Zen Chanting. 178. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press. http://www.pendragonpress.com/book.php?id=743
Slottow, S. P. (2010). Explorations in the Theory and Analysis of Music: Selected Writings of Allen Forte.
Slottow, S. P. (2009). A Vast Simplicity: The Music of Carl Ruggles.. 230. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press.
Book Chapter
Slottow, S. P. (2016). An Interview with Edward Laufer. Explorations in Schenkerian Analysis: Essays in Honor of Edward Laufer. 21. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.
Slottow, S. P. (2008). Schenkerian Pedagogy in the Oster and Salzer Teaching Lines: An Oral History Approach. Essays from the Fourth International Schenker Symposium. 20. Hildesheim/Zürich/New York: Georg Olms Verlag.
Book Review
Ford, J. (2019). The Americanization of Zen Chanting.
Christensen, B. P. (2010). A Vast Simplicity: The Music of Carl Ruggles. American Music. 28(3), .
Slottow, S. P. (2010). Michiel Schuijer, Analyzing Atonal Music: Pitch-Class Set Theory and Its Contexts (Rochester, University of Rochester Press, 2008). Theoria: Historical Aspects of Music Theory. 17, 10. Denton, TX:.
Journal Article
Slottow, S. P. An Initial Response to Philip Ewell. Journal of Schenkerian Studies. 12, 189-193. Denton, Texas: University of North Texas Press.
Slottow, S. P. (2015). The Sequences in Mozart's Piano Sonata, K. 280/I: Types, Functions, and Dispositions. Res Musica. 7, 15. Tallinn:.
Slottow, S. p. (2011). Von einem Künstler: Shapes in the Clouds. Res Musica. 3, 11. Tallinn:.
Slottow, S. P. (2008). Carl Ruggles and Charles Seeger: Strict vs. Free Imitation in Ruggles's Canons.. Music Theory Spectrum. 30/2(Fall, 2008), 21.
Slottow, S. P. (2007). Forks in the Road: Teaching Scarlatti's Sonata in C Major (K.159, Longo 104)        . Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy. 21, 29.
Slottow, S. P. (2007). Ornamentation in the Fiddling of Eileen Ivers. Journal of the Society for American Music. 1(4), 26.
Slottow, S. P. (2006). Fortspinnung and Polyphonic Melody in Ernst Kurth: A View through Schenkerian-Colored Lenses. Other. V, 16. Tallinn: Estonian Academy of Music.
Slottow, S. P. (2005). Analytic Process in Schenkerian Pedagogy: An Introspective Exercise. Journal of Schenkerian Studies. 1, 22.
Slottow, S. P. (2003). Carl Ruggles's Cadential Complex. Other. 16/17, 36. Rochester, NY: Eastman School of Music.
Slottow, S. P. (2003). Sources of Coherence in Carl Ruggles's Lilacs. Other. IV, 15. Tallinn: Estonian Academy of Music.
Slottow, S. P. (2000). Fifths and Semitones: A Ruggles Compositional Model and its Unfoldings. Theory and Practice. 25, 87-103. New York:.
Newsletter
Slottow, S. P. (2003). Wayward Compositional Procedure in the Music of Carl Ruggles. Other. 3. Brooklyn, NY:.
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