339 Ryder Hall
Matthew McDonald, MA, MM, PhD
Associate Professor, Music Theory, Film Music
Matthew McDonald is Associate Professor of Music at Northeastern, where he directs the music theory program and teaches courses in music theory, music history, and film music. He holds a B.A. in music from Carleton College, an M.A. in music theory and an M.M. in piano performance from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in music theory from Yale University. Prior to Northeastern, he taught at New York University and the University of Exeter (U.K.). His research combines music-theoretical and -historical concerns, focusing on early modernist music and music in film. His articles have been published in the journals 19th-Century Music, Music Analysis, The Musical Quarterly, and the Journal of the American Musicological Society, and he has recently written several essays on music and film for edited collections. In 2010 he was awarded an ACLS Fellowship to support his book on the music of Charles Ives, which was published by Indiana University Press.