Jamuna Samuel

Jamuna Samuel is a music theorist and musicologist who has been on the faculty of the Dept. of Music of the University of Pennsylvania since 2014 and has previously held positions at Stony Brook University (BA, DMA, and PhD programs), Wellesley College, and, as visiting professor, in the Theory and Composition graduate program at Rutgers University. Publications and presentations have focused especially on Italian twentieth-century music, esp. Dallapiccola and his influence on Italian and American composers. She has taught on a range of topics, including tonal and post-tonal theory and analysis, history of theory, and film music, and has collaborated with distinguished performers and composers in a variety of courses. Dr. Samuel serves as Secretary of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic (MTSMA). She holds degrees in music from Yale (BA/MA) where she also studied piano performance, and from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (PhD).