William Post

William Post
Associate Professor of Music
Music Theory, Ear Training and Analysis

Dr. Post teaches undergraduate and graduate music courses including theory, ear training, counterpoint, orchestration, and advanced courses in music analysis. He currently serves as Chair of the Department. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition from Michigan State University, the Master of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition from Western Washington University, and the Ph.D. degree in Music Theory and Composition from Kent State University. While a doctoral teaching fellow, he co-authored an undergraduate aural skills book which was adopted as a required undergraduate music text at Kent State.

Dr. Post’s research interests include the music of Anton Webern, post-tonal analysis, and developing strategies and techniques for effective music theory pedagogy. Dr. Post has presented numerous research papers at national and international conferences. Notably, his conference paper, “Anton Webern and the Golden Section: Temporal Proportions and Their Significance in Three Late Works, Opp. 27, 28 and 29”, was included in the first international meeting of the Paul Sacher Foundation in Cardiff, Wales in 2012. While teaching music courses in China, Dr. Post was invited to present a lecture and clinic, “Strategies and Techniques for Sight-Reading Performance”, to graduate students and faculty at the University of Guangzhou in Guangzhou, China. Dr. Post has also been active as a composer, with two of his choral works, “Bless the Lord, O My Soul” and “Kyrie”, having been premiered by the University Chorus and the Choir of the North at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He is an active member of the College Music Society and the Society for Music Theory.

Fine Arts 213
907.474.5827
wdpost@alaska.edu

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