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David Thurmaier, Ph.D.

Head of Academic Studies in Music, Assistant Professor of Music
Phone: (239) 590-7627
E-Mail: dthurmai@fgcu.edu
Office: Music Building 215

David Thurmaier joined the faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University as Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Head of Academic Studies in Music in Fall 2007. He has previously served on the faculties of Lawrence University and the University of Central Missouri. He received degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.M. in Music Composition) and the Eastman School of Music (M.A. in Music Theory Pedagogy). Dr. Thurmaier also holds the Ph.D. in Music Theory from Indiana University, where his dissertation focused on time and compositional process in the music of Charles Ives.

In addition to Ives, his research interests include time and music, sketch study, and the pedagogy of twentieth-century music. He has presented papers at numerous conferences, including the Society for Music Theory, Society for American Music, College Music Society, and the International Conference on Music Since 1900.

Recent publications include a book review on music of the solo Beatles in Music Theory Online, an essay on Ives and the horn appearing in Horn Call, and an essay entitled "'The Country We Carry in Our Hearts is Waiting': Bruce Springsteen, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and the Search for Human Rights in America" in the collection Popular Music and Human Rights (Ashgate, 2011). In addition, he is an active performer on horn and guitar and is also a diehard Beatlemaniac.

Dr. Thurmaier received the FGCU Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in April 2012.

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