Department of Music

Matthew Baileyshea

Quick Facts

Title: Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Music, the College, University of Rochester

Education: Ph.D., Yale


Contact Info

1-310 Dewey Hall
Department of Music
1-316 Dewey Hall
Box 270052
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0052

Phone: (585) 275-9398

Office Hours: By appointment

People—Matthew BaileyShea


Matt BaileyShea received his Ph.D. in Music Theory at Yale University in 2003, with a dissertation on sentence form in the music of Wagner. His current research interests include agency and musical narrative, chromatic theory, and form. He has presented on these and other topics at national and international conferences and has published articles in several leading journals, including Journal of Music TheoryMusic Analysis, and Nineteenth-Century Music.

Dr. BaileyShea has been teaching theory in both the College Music Department and the Eastman School of Music since 2003. In 2006, he was the recipient of the G. Graydon Curtis '58 and Jane W. Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Nontenured Member of the Faculty and in 2010 he was voted “Professor of the Year” in the humanities.