Music Professor Inducted into Math Honor Society

09/25/2012

Contributed by Molly O'Shea Polk

Timothy Johnson, Professor of Music Theory, was inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society. The membership of the society at Ithaca College inducted Professor Johnson "in recognition of his work in music and mathematics." Johnson has published a textbook on math and music, Foundations of Diatonic Theory: A Mathematically Based Approached to Music Fundamentals, first with Key College Publishing (a mathematics press, 2004) then with Scarecrow Press (in their music list, 2008). This book presently is being used in "Musical Shapes - Mathematical Models," a course in the Ithaca Seminar program. Professor Johnson also has given presentations on music and mathematics at the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematics Association of America, several regional societies in music theory, and as an invited speaker at the sophomore math seminar at Ithaca College.

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