Dr. Jeffrey Gillespie, music theory
Dr. Gillespie, who joined the Butler faculty in 1996, earned a
Ph.D. in music theory from Indiana University in 1996, specializing
in the areas of theory pedagogy and aural skills. His dissertation
is titled "Difficulty Factors in the Perception of Melodies by
Skilled Listeners." He has held previous teaching positions at
Indiana University and St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.
Additional degrees are a Master of Arts in music theory from the
Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Music in piano
performance from Birmingham-Southern College.
Dr. Gillespie has published in the Journal of Music Theory
Pedagogy, Integral and the Indiana Theory Review, and has presented
papers at several national music conferences. Areas of special
interest include theory pedagogy and disability studies,
particularly related to visual impairment and special needs in the
college music classroom. Dr. Gillespie is also an experienced
pianist, organist, and choral conductor with extensive background
in church music.