Owen Belcher

Owen Belcher
Assistant Professor of Music Theory

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117 Grant Hall


Owen Belcher is Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. Prior to his appointment at UMKC, he served as Lecturer in Music Theory at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He received his PhD from the Eastman School of Music and also holds degrees from Furman University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

His research interests include the analysis of J.S. Bach’s vocal music, transformational approaches to 19th- and 20th-century theories of harmony, public music theory and its pedagogy, and the music of Caroline Shaw. He has presented at conferences including the annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory, The Music Theory Society of New York State, and internationally in Hannover, Germany, Cambridge, U.K., and Moscow, Russia. His research has appeared in Theory and Practice, Engaging Students, and HAYDN: Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America. He has published reviews in Music Research Forum, and the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy.