Experts & Speakers Faculty Profile
Associate Professor of Music (Music Theory)
- B.A. in Music at Durham University, 1996
- M.Phil. in Music at Yale University, 1998
- Ph.D. in Music at Yale University, 2004
Roman Ivanovitch is Associate Professor of Music Theory at Indiana University, where he has taught since 2004. He received his doctorate from Yale University in the same year. His general research concerns issues of form, style, and aesthetics in the eighteenth century, particularly with respect to Classical-era variation and sonata form. His principal focus is the music of Mozart, on which he has published articles in Music Theory Spectrum, the Journal of Music Theory, and Music Analysis.
Ongoing publication projects include an investigation of the "brilliant style" topic in the eighteenth century, and a monograph on the notion of craftsmanship and style in Mozart's music. A lapsed guitarist, Ivanovitch also has a secondary interest, which awaits full research re-activation, in guitar-based blues, especially in the area of improvisation.
Ivanovitch has presented papers at regional and national conferences, including at the annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory and the Music Analysis Conference.
"Showing Off: Variation in the 'Display Episodes' of Mozart's Piano Concertos", Journal of Music Theory 52/2 (2008): 181-218.
"Recursive/Discursive: Variation and Sonata in the Andante of Mozart's Quartet in F, K.590", Music Theory Spectrum 32/2 (2010): 145-164.
"Mozart's Art of Retransition", Music Analysis 30/1 (2011): 1-36.
"An Experiment in Variation: The Finale of Mozart's Piano Trio in G, K.496", in Mozart's Chamber Music With Keyboard, ed. Martin Harlow (Cambridge University Press, 2012).