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Jenine Brown


Jenine Brown joined the Music Theory Department at The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University in 2015. Courses taught include the undergraduate ear training core curriculum and an upper-level post-tonal ear training elective. These courses offer Dr. Brown the opportunity to guide students on their journey to hearing musical structure, a pursuit in which she is extremely passionate.

Dr. Brown earned a PhD in music theory from the Eastman School of Music in 2014. She also holds a BA in economics and a BM in music theory (University of Michigan–Ann Arbor), as well as an MA in music theory (Eastman). Dr. Brown’s research explores the perception of post-tonal music, with particular interest in the interaction between empirical research and aural skills pedagogy. She has presented her experimental findings at conferences including the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (2014), the biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015), and the annual meeting of Music Theory Midwest (2014). Her research won a graduate student award from the Society for Music Perception and Cognition in 2009, 2011, and 2013. Published work is forthcoming in Music Perception (2016).

Prior to her arrival at Peabody, Dr. Brown taught music theory and ear training courses at the Eastman School of Music, where she won the Graduate Student Teaching Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching in 2006. More recently, she served as faculty at Ithaca College, Oakland University, and Madonna University. Dr. Brown has also graded the AP Music Theory exam since 2011, a unique experience that allows her to appraise methods of student assessment with theory pedagogues from around the country.


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