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Leathwood, Jonathan Lecturer


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research overview

  • Dr. Leathwood is a performer on six- and ten-string guitars. He performs music from the entire repertory available, but places an emphasis on music from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In particular, he collaborates regularly with composers on new works and has written about the particular issues that arise in performer-composer interaction. Recent analytical studies deal with the music of Elliott Carter and J.S. Bach.


  • guitar performance, ten-string guitar, composer-performer collaboration, ensemble playing, conducting new music, musical analysis, guitar pedagogy


courses taught

  • MUSC 6801 - Advanced Topics in Music Theory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Intensive study of a specialized topics in theory and analysis through critical reading and analysis, class presentations and independent research. Student must have passed graduate preliminary exams and completed 6 credits hours of graduate-level theory before enrolling in course. Instructor determined prerequisite will be enforced as appropriate to the topic.

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)