Claire Boge, Music Theory

131 Center for the Performing Arts
(513) 529-1441

Claire Boge (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is Coordinator of the Music Theory program.

Her theoretical interests focus on the multidisciplinarity of the expressionist period in the early twentieth-century—especially the analysis and philosophy of Arnold Schoenberg's early atonal works, their contextualization within the Blaue Reiter group, and their reconstruction in the analytical poetry and narrative of Elaine Barkin.

Boge truly relishes teaching Music Theory and is thoroughly committed to assisting the next generation of teachers, revising her courses every year to best suit the needs of each group of students. She was the 1999 recipient of Miami's university-wide E. Phillips Knox Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching, and has earned Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities recognition as a representative of excellence in teaching. She is coauthor of the third edition of the popular programmed theory textbook Scales, Intervals, Keys, Triads, Rhythm and Meter (with an introduction to partwriting), published by W.W. Norton.

Boge has been active as a founder and leader of many professional scholarly organizations. She is currently completing her term as The College Music Society’s Executive Board Member representing music theory, and has also been on two different Theory Advisory Boards for that organization. A founding member in the Society for Music Theory, she has been editor of the SMT Newsletter, Treasurer and member of its Executive Board, and a member of its Professional Development Committee. She is also a founding member and Past-President (among other offices) of Music Theory Midwest (MTMW).

Boge has recently been appointed to the Editorial Board of the journal College Music Symposium and has been a guest reviewer for the Journal On Excellence In College Teaching. She has been a Miami University Alumni Teaching Scholar and a member of Miami's Senior Faculty Program for Teaching Excellence. She was previously on the faculty at the Hartt School of Music (Hartford, Connecticut) and the National Music Camp (Interlochen, Michigan).

Claire Boge