Tim S. Pack

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Senior Instructor II of Theory
Phone: 541-346-3731
Office: 130 Frohnmayer Music Bldg
Research Interests: Music Theory, Scholarly Areas

Tim S. Pack has a broad spectrum of research interests in each historical period since the Renaissance.  His publications span topics such as fifteenth-century Franco-Flemish polyphony, music and narrative in the choral-symphonic works of Boccherini, orchestral pieces by Dubois and Tournemire, formal and harmonic analyses of motets by Distler and Messiaen, as well as analysis of the works of living composers, such as Willem Ceuleers. 

He has given lectures at conferences in Australia, Belgium, Costa Rica, England, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United States, and Wales.  Although specializing in music of the Renaissance, Pack has given presentations on music of other eras and has most recently been working on a paper examining formal innovations in the string quartets of Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga.

Dr. Pack teaches an equally extensive range of undergraduate and graduate courses on topics such as music since the Middle Ages, counterpoint since the fifteenth century, history of music theory from Greek Antiquity to the late nineteenth century, chamber music since the eighteenth century, and post-tonal theory.  He has also given seminars on the polyphonic requiem, analysis of Renaissance music, and music of living composers.  Over the last few summers, he has been teaching theory and aural skills courses that condense the entire two-year theory core into seven weeks.  Undergraduate and graduate students in Asia, Europe, and across the United States have taken these courses to prepare successfully for entrance or placement exams.

  • PhD 2005, Music Theory, Indiana University
  • MM 1998, Composition, Westminster Choir College
  • BA 1993, Music, Huntingdon College


  • 1997 John Ness Beck Foundation Scholarship and Composition Award