Thomas Robinson

Associate Professor of Music Theory

Contact Info


PhD, City University of New York, The Graduate Center

MM, University of New Mexico

BM, University of Miami

Selected Publications

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.