Thomas Robinson

Thomas Robinson

Associate Professor of Music Theory; Area Coordinator of Composition & Theory

Contact Info


PhD, City University of New York, The Graduate Center

MM, University of New Mexico

BM, University of Miami

Selected Publications

Review of Arvo Pärt’s White Light: Media, Culture, Politics, Andrew Shenton, ed. Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association. 75/3 (March 2019): 497–500.

Popular Music Theory and Analysis: A Bibliography and Research Guide. New York: Routledge, 2017.

“Singer and Song: Core Components in Jimmy Webb’s ‘Didn’t We,’” Popular Music 33/2 (May 2014): 315–336.

“Analyzing Pärt.” In The Cambridge Companion to Arvo Pärt, edited by Andrew Shenton, 76–110. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.



Thomas Robinson is a music theorist specializing in contemporary music and musicianship. His recently completed book, Popular Music Theory and Analysis: A Research and Information Guide, was published by Routledge in June 2017. At the School of Music, Dr. Robinson teaches classes in undergraduate and graduate music theory.