Dr. Alex Sanchez-Behar

Building: 
Center for the Arts
Office Number: 
105
Department: 
Phone: 
419.289.5108

Bio

Alexander Sanchez-Behar received his B.A. in music from the University of California, Berkeley, M.M. in music theory from Northwestern University, and Ph.D. in music theory from Florida State University. He teaches the music theory and aural skills sequence and music composition. Prior to his arrival at Ashland University, Dr. Sanchez-Behar taught courses on musicianship, harmony and form at Phoenix College, Florida State University and Northwestern University. His current research focuses on counterpoint and polyphony in the recent instrumental works of John Adams. He has published his work on minimalism in American Music Teacher and American Music, has forthcoming articles in Tempo (published by Cambridge University Press) and the Society for Music Theory's journal Music Theory Spectrum, and has presented music-theory papers on several twentieth- and twenty-first-century composers at annual conferences of the Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Southeast and the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic. He has served on the Society for Music Theory Committee on Diversity from 2008–2011, and on the program committee for the 2006 Music Theory Southeast Annual Meeting.

Education

Ph.D., Music Theory - Florida State University
M.M., Music Theory - Northwestern University
B.A., Music - University of California, Berkeley

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Events

Apr
22
Ashland University Department of Music presents the Award-winning Ashland University... Read more
Apr
23
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Apr
23
Ashland University Department of Music presents the best of Spring... Read more
Apr
24
The Senior Art Exhibition is the capstone experience for graduating... Read more
Apr
27
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