Brian Moseley

Brian Mosely.

Assistant Professor

418 Baird Hall
(716) 645-0646


PhD, City University of New York


Music Theory


Brian Moseley (Ph.D. Graduate Center, City University of New York) is an Assistant Professor of Music Theory at SUNY Buffalo, whose research and teaching is centered on twentieth- and twenty-first century music.

His work has been especially concentrated on spatial representations of new music as a kind of musical cartography. His dissertation, "Twelve-tone Cartography," which received a dissertation award from the City University of New York, uses these spaces to illuminate ways that Anton Webern's music expressively engages common-practice formal traditions.

Brian has also published and presented on the music of George Crumb, Kaija Saariaho, John Harbison, William Bolcom, and Thomas Adés, and his publications have appeared or are forthcoming in the Journal of Music Theory, Theory and Practice, Music Theory Spectrum, and Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy. He is also a co-author of Open Music Theory, a free, open-source digital textbook, the co-editor of Theory and Practice, and chair of the Society for Music Theory's Networking Committee.