Tom Robinson

Thomas Robinson

Associate Professor of Music Theory

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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, forthcoming.

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

“Analyzing Pärt,” in The Cambridge Companion to Arvo Pärt, Andrew Shenton, ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 76–110.


Tom Robinson is a music theorist specializing in 20th-century music, set theory, and popular music. He has presented papers at international, national, and regional conferences on topics such as Z-related multisets, the music of Arvo Pärt, and melody in popular music. He previously held teaching positions at Queens College (CUNY) and at the University of New Mexico.