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Endrinal, Christopher (PhD)

Associate Professor
Bower School of Music & the Arts
Office: MUS 0220
Phone: 239-590-7627

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Ph.D. Music Theory, Florida State University, 2008
MM Music Theory, Northwestern University, 2002
BA Music, Minor in Biology, Loyola University Chicago, 2000

Research and Teaching Interests

Undergraduate core music theory and aural skills curricula
Musical Form
Popular Music, especially the music of Irish rock band U2
Musical Hermeneutics
Music Theory Pedagogy


Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters:
  • Endrinal, C. 2018. "Looking to Fill That God-Shaped Hole: The Evolution of U2's Spiritually Evocative Musical Gestures." U2 and the Religious Impulse: Take Me Higher. Ed. Scott Calhoun. Bloomsbury Press, pp. 27-41.
  • Endrinal, C. 2012. "Vocal Layering as Deconstruction and Reinvention in U2." Exploring U2: Is This Rock 'N' Roll? Ed. Scott Calhoun. Scarecrow Press, 67-83.

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

Dr. Christopher Endrinal is an Assistant Professor of Music in the Bower School of Music and the Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he teaches the core undergraduate music theory and aural skills sequence. His primary research specialty is form and meaning/interpretation in popular music, specifically in the music of Irish rock band U2. In addition to published articles and book chapters on U2’s music, Dr. Endrinal has also presented on popular music and U2 at various regional, national, and international conferences, including Music Theory Southeast (MTSE), the Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA), the Society for Music Theory (SMT), the German Society for Popular Music (GfPM), and the U2 Conference. Additionally, he is staff writer for the fan site @U2 ( where he contributes written opinion pieces, analytical essays, and podcast recordings on the band’s music, videos, and other work.

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