SCSMT is currently accepting nominations for the position of Secretary for the 2023–2025 term.
Currently nominated for the position of SCSMT Secretary for 2023–2025:
Alexander Amato is currently Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Stephen F. Austin State University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. His research interests include linear analysis, Hindemith’s analytical technique, musical narrative, aural-skills pedagogy, and the history of music theory. He presented papers at the SCSMT Conference in 2017, 2018, and 2019 and has also presented his work at national and international conferences including Pedagogy into Practice, SMA and EuroMAC.
Wesley J. Bradford
Wesley J. Bradford holds a Bachelor of Arts (Music Composition) from Austin Peay State University, Master of Music (Theory) from the University of Oklahoma, and a PhD in Music Theory from Louisiana State University. Before coming to Lafayette, Dr. Bradford taught ear training labs and Rudiments of Music at Louisiana State University. He was awarded the Dissertation Year Fellowship for the spring semester of 2016. His dissertation applied both narrative and mathematical approaches to analysis of 20th century woodwind repertoire.
Currently, Dr. Bradford is an Assistant Professor and the Coordinator of Music Theory at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He joined the faculty at UL Lafayette in 2016. At UL Lafayette, he teaches a variety of music theory courses, ranging from freshman undergraduate theory through graduate analysis and music composition, as well as study abroad courses in London, England. Dr. Bradford also coordinates the Theory/Composition studio meetings and recitals.
Dr. Bradford’s research focuses on musical meaning and interpretation, with a special interest musical narrative. Recently, his projects have explored interpretive approaches to video game music, including the application of musical narrative and semiotic theories to suggest new avenues for listening to and understanding modern musical genres. Dr. Bradford presents his research regularly at both local and international conferences. He is a member of both the South Central Society for Music Theory and the national Society for Music Theory.