LocationLilly Hall, 218
Andrew Farina is a Visiting Assistant Professor of music theory. He joined Butler in the fall of 2015, having completed his PhD in music theory from the Ohio State University School of Music in 2014. During his time at Ohio State, he taught undergraduate theory courses for three years and was instrumental in developing the flipped-classroom model for music theory courses. He previously earned a dual BM Performance on piano and trombone and a MM in music theory.
Dr. Farina is a passionate teacher, whose philosophy is to equip students with the necessary tools to learn, understand, and be able to clearly communicate information about the music they study. He is the producer for the multimedia video lectures to two major theory textbooks: A Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony, by Joseph N. Straus and L. Poundie Burstein; and A Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis by Jane Piper Clendinning and Elizabeth West Marvin. Dr. Farina has been a guest lecturer in undergraduate and graduate courses on aural skills acquisition, Classical-era rhythm and meter, development of rhythmic notation, rhythm and mensuration in Renaissance music, music theory pedagogy, and history of music theory. Has authored and co-authored papers on music theory pedagogy, Renaissance mensural and rhythmic language, and expanding the musical canon.
Dr. Farina enjoys watching hockey, cooking, and ballroom dancing. He remains an active church musician.