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2014 High School Division Faculty


Summer Music Academy faculty consist of current Ithaca College faculty, top music educators from across the country, and renowned guest artists. Additional faculty and guest artists will be announced periodically. 

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David Sommerville, Music Theory/World Music/Rock MusicDavid Sommerville, Music Theory/World Music/Rock Music
Assistant Professor, Ithaca College School of Music

David Sommerville received his Ph.D in music theory from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music in 2009. In addition to his current position of Assistant Professor at Ithaca College, David has taught at the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Nazareth College, Georgia State University, the Eastman Community Music School, and the Hochstein School of Music and Dance. While at Eastman, he served as subscriptions manager for Intégral for several issues, and he currently serves as Treasurer of the Music Theory Society of New York State. David’s research interests include post-tonal theory and aural skills, the music of Alberto Ginastera, and rock guitar heroes. He has presented research papers on these subjects at academic conferences in the U.S. and Europe, and he has published work in GAMUT.

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