Christopher Segall

Christopher Segall

Assoc Professor

Interim Division Head of Composition, Musicology, and Theory; Associate Professor of Music Theory

Emery Hall


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Professional Summary

Christopher Segall (PhD, City University of New York) is Associate Professor of Music Theory. He is the co-editor, with Inessa Bazayev, of Analytical Approaches to 20th-Century Russian Music: Tonality, Modernism, Serialism (Routledge, 2021). His research articles on Russian music theory, late-Soviet music, twelve-tone technique, and formal function appear in the Journal of Music TheoryJournal of MusicologyMusic Theory OnlineMusic and PoliticsMusic Theory and AnalysisTheoriaTheory and Practice, and Intégral.

As of January 2024, Professor Segall serves as President of Music Theory Midwest, Chair of the Society for Music Theory's Development and Fundraising Committee, and Interim Division Head of Composition, Musicology, and Theory. He is a co-founder and former chair of the Society for Music Theory's Russian Music Theory Interest Group.

Professor Segall holds degrees from the City University of New York Graduate Center (PhD, Music Theory), University of Toronto (BMus, Music Theory), and Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT, Piano Performance, First Class Honors with Distinction). He joined the University of Cincinnati in 2013, having previously taught at the University of Alabama and the City College of New York.

For a full listing of publications, presentations, professional activity, and graduate courses, visit Professor Segall’s personal site: