Faculty Profile

Justin Lavacek

Justin Lavacek

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

    

Education

PhD, Indiana University, 2011.
Major: Music Theory
MM, Peabody Conservatory, 2003.
Major: Music Theory Pedagogy
BM, Loyola University, New Orleans, 2001.
Major: Music Theory

Current Scheduled Teaching*

MUTH 5680.001, Proseminar in Music Theory, Spring 2023
MUTH 6680.001, Proseminar in Music Theory, Spring 2023
MUTH 2500.004, THEORY IV, Spring 2023
MUTH 5355.001, Analytical Techniques I, Fall 2022 Syllabus
MUTH 2400.005, Theory III, Fall 2022 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 6670.001, History of Music Theory II, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 1500.001, Theory II, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5355.001, Analytical Techniques I, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 6660.001, History of Music Theory I, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5010.001, Graduate Theory Review, Summer 5W1 2021 Syllabus
MUTH 5410.001, 16th Century Counterpoint, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 1500.003, Theory II, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5355.001, Analytical Techniques I, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5355.002, Analytical Techniques I, Fall 2020 Syllabus
MUTH 3510.002, Form Analysis, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5510.002, Form Analysis, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5420.001, 18th Century Counterpoint, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUTH 3420.001, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUTH 1500.003, Theory II, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUTH 5355.001, Analytical Techniques I, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 6660.001, History of Music Theory I, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5355.001, Analytical Techniques I, Summer 5W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 4920.700, Advanced Colloquium in Music Theory, Spring 2019 Syllabus
MUTH 3410.001, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 1500.003, Theory II, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 2500.003, THEORY IV, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 6680.001, Proseminar in Music Theory, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 4370.001, Schenkerian Analysis, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5380.001, Schenkerian Analysis, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 2400.005, Theory III, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 2400.001, Theory III, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5360.002, Analytical Techniques II, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 6670.001, History of Music Theory II, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 6900.704, Special Problems, Spring 2018
MUTH 1400.001, Theory I, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5355.001, Analytical Techniques I, Fall 2017 SPOT
MUTH 3510.002, Form Analysis, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5510.002, Form Analysis, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 6660.001, History of Music Theory I, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 1500.002, Theory II, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5420.001, 18th Century Counterpoint, Spring 2017 SPOT
MUTH 3420.001, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 3420.003, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 6900.703, Special Problems, Spring 2017
MUTH 1400.001, Theory I, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 2500.001, THEORY IV, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5410.002, 16th Century Counterpoint, Fall 2016 SPOT
MUGC 5950.723, Master's Thesis, Fall 2016
MUTH 3410.002, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 1500.002, Theory II, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 2400.004, Theory III, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 2400.005, Theory III, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5420.001, 18th Century Counterpoint, Summer 5W2 2016 SPOT
MUTH 5370.001, Analytical Techniques III, Summer 5W2 2016 SPOT
MUTH 3420.001, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Summer 5W2 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5360.002, Analytical Techniques II, Spring 2016 SPOT
MUTH 3510.001, Form Analysis, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 4910.703, Special Problems, Spring 2016
MUTH 2500.001, THEORY IV, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 2500.004, THEORY IV, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 5410.002, 16th Century Counterpoint, Fall 2015 SPOT
MUTH 5355.001, Analytical Techniques I, Fall 2015 SPOT
MUTH 3510.001, Form Analysis, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 4920.704, Senior Colloquium in Music Theory, Fall 2015
MUTH 3410.002, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 4910.702, Special Problems, Fall 2015
MUTH 5420.001, 18th Century Counterpoint, Summer 5W2 2015 SPOT
MUTH 5370.001, Analytical Techniques III, Summer 5W2 2015 SPOT
MUTH 3420.001, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Summer 5W2 2015 Syllabus SPOT
MUTH 3420.003, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2015 Syllabus
MUTH 3510.001, Form Analysis, Spring 2015 Syllabus
MUTH 1400.001, Theory I, Spring 2015 Syllabus
MUTH 2500.006, THEORY IV, Spring 2015 Syllabus
MUTH 5410.002, 16th Century Counterpoint, Fall 2014
MUTH 5355.001, Analytical Techniques I, Fall 2014
MUTH 5080.002, Pedagogy of Theory, Fall 2014
MUTH 3410.001, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2014 Syllabus
MUTH 3410.002, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2014 Syllabus
MUTH 2510.001, Aural Skills IV, Summer 5W2 2014 Syllabus
MUTH 2500.001, THEORY IV, Summer 5W2 2014 Syllabus
MUTH 5410.001, 16th Century Counterpoint, Spring 2014
MUTH 3510.003, Form Analysis, Spring 2014 Syllabus
MUTH 5510.003, Form Analysis, Spring 2014
MUTH 4920.701, Senior Colloquium in Music Theory, Spring 2014
MUTH 3410.001, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2014 Syllabus
MUTH 1500.001, Theory II, Spring 2014 Syllabus
MUTH 1500.003, Theory II, Spring 2014 Syllabus
MUTH 5410.002, 16th Century Counterpoint, Fall 2013
MUTH 3510.002, Form Analysis, Fall 2013 Syllabus
MUTH 5510.002, Form Analysis, Fall 2013
MUTH 3410.001, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2013 Syllabus
MUTH 3410.002, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2013 Syllabus
MUTH 1500.002, Theory II, Fall 2013 Syllabus
MUTH 5420.001, 18th Century Counterpoint, Summer 5W2 2013
MUTH 1510.001, Aural Skills II, Summer 5W2 2013 Syllabus
MUTH 3420.001, Eighteenth Century Counterpoint, Summer 5W2 2013 Syllabus
MUTH 5410.001, 16th Century Counterpoint, Spring 2013
MUTH 1980.002, Experimental Course, Spring 2013 Syllabus
MUTH 5003.001, Music Theory Practicum: Keyboard, Spring 2013
MUTH 3410.001, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Spring 2013 Syllabus
MUTH 5900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2013
MUTH 1400.001, Theory I, Spring 2013 Syllabus
MUTH 3410.001, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2012 Syllabus
MUTH 3410.002, Sixteenth Century Counterpoint, Fall 2012 Syllabus
MUTH 1400.003, Theory I, Fall 2012 Syllabus
MUTH 1500.003, Theory II, Fall 2012 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.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Review
Lavacek, J. (2020). Review of A Critical Companion to Medieval Motets, ed. Jared C. Hartt. Notes, Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association. (Sep 2020), . Music Library Association.
Lavacek, J. (2016). Review of The Monstrous New Art, by Anna Zayaruznaya. Music Theory Online. 22(2), . Music Theory Online. http://mtosmt.org/issues/mto.16.22.2/mto.16.22.2.lavacek.html
Journal Article
Lavacek, J. (2021). I Got Isorhythm: Recreating the ars nova Motet in the Theory Classroom. Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy. 35, . Appalachian State University.
Lavacek, J. (2016). Contrapuntal Ingenuity in the Motets of Machaut. Differential and Integral Equations.
Lavacek, J. (2016). Mozart's Harmonic Practice in Secco Recitative. Theoria: Historical Aspects of Music Theory. 22, .
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
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of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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