Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

Aaron Copland School of Music

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All faculty can be reached via email, and individual appointments can arranged between students and faculty. See our list of online faculty office hours.

If you would like to reach the Music Office please call 718-997-3800 and leave a clear message. Office staff will return your call within 1-2 business days. You may also email jane.cho@qc.cuny.edu for any questions.

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Hours and Location

Music Building
Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
(Fax) 718-997-3849

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, there are currently no regular in-person office hours. For all matters, please send an email to ACSM@qc.cuny.edu or jane.cho@qc.cuny.edu, or leave a phone message.

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William Rothstein

William Rothstein


Fields of Study:
Music Theory

Degrees and Studies:
PhD, Yale University

Biographical Information:
William Rothstein is the author of Phrase Rhythm in Tonal Music, which won an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award in 1990. His publications run the historical gamut from Arcangelo Corelli to Donald Martino, but he works mostly with music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is an authority on the theories of Heinrich Schenker and theories of musical rhythm. His articles have appeared in such journals as 19th-Century Music, Journal of Music Theory, Music Analysis (Britain), Ostinato rigore (France), Quodlibet (Spain), and Tijdschrift voor Muziektheorie (Netherlands), and in books including Chopin Studies, Beethoven Forum 4, Schenker Studies, The Practice of Performance, and Music Theory in Concept and Practice. His principal teachers were Ernst Oster and Allen Forte (theory), Donald Martino (composition), and Theodore Lettvin (piano).

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