Editor: Frank Heidlberger, Professor of Music Theory at the University of North Texas Publisher: The University of North Texas Press

Theoria is a peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of history in music theory. This includes critical articles representing the current stage of research, and edi­tions of newly discovered or mostly unknown theore­tical texts with translation and commen­tary. Analytical articles on recent or unknown repertory and methods are also published, as well as review articles on recent secondary literature and textbooks.

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Chun-Yan Tse, Erroneous Discourses on Tuning Theories between China and the West: The Kangxi 14-tone System

Caleb Mutch, Pedagogy and Authority in Sixteenth-Century German Music Theory Textbooks


Russian Music Theory Panel, SMT 2018:

Ellen Bakulina, Theories of Harmonic Function in Russia: An Introduction to Three Essays

Philip Ewell, Harmonic Functionalism in Russian Music Theory: A Primer

Ellen Bakulina, The “Brigade Textbook:” Disseminating the Riemannian Legacy in the Russian-Soviet Theoretical Tradition

Christopher Segall, Expanding Harmonic Function: Yuri Kholopov’s Twelve-Step System



Karen Cook, Review of Music and the moderni, 1300-1350: The ars nova in Theory and Practice

Clémence Destribois, Review of Counterpoint and Partimento: Methods of Teaching Composition in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples

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