Andrew Chung is a music theorist who specializes in topics of musical meaning, the philosophy of language, and performativity, with applications in 21st century musical works and social/sonic life. His work centers upon recent music in European festivals of new music, but also includes a focus on the use of music as violence. He is especially interested in the ethics of musical practices, with their entanglements in ecological, semiotic, and feminist thought. Other work of his includes explorations in mathematical music theory and the writings of David Lewin. Andrew is active as a pianist, teacher, and speaker at conferences across the United States and Europe. He looks forward to collaborations with composers and other performers, and is thrilled to be joining the UNT Mean Green musical community.
Dr. Chung earned his BA in Music (Departmental Honors) and Neuroscience & Behavior from Wesleyan University, and his MA in Music, MPhil in Music, and PhD in Music all from Yale University.