Marianne Wheeldon Headshot
  • Professor of Music Theory
mwheeldon@austin.utexas.edu
Office Location: MRH 3.726
Specialties:
  • Music Theory

Marianne Wheeldon received degrees in music theory from King's College, University of London (B.Mus) and Yale University (Ph.D.). Her research interests include the music of Claude Debussy and its posthumous reception, the analysis of twentieth-century French music, and interdisciplinary topics in music analysis, cultural history, and the sociology of culture. She regularly teaches graduate courses in Schenkerian Analysis and Form Theory, and offers doctoral seminars in her areas of interest, including Music and Culture in fin-de-siècle Paris, Music Analysis in Cultural Context, Neoclassicism, and Musical Schemata.

Professor Wheeldon is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Music Theory Spectrum. Past professional service includes: SMT Program Chair (Vancouver 2016), SMT Program Committee (St. Louis 2015), AMS Council (2014-17), and the Editorial Board of Music Theory Spectrum (2010-13).

Books:

Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).

Debussy's Late Style (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009).

Edited Collection:

Rethinking Debussy, ed. Elliott Antokoletz and Marianne Wheeldon (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).

Recent Articles:

"Anti-Debussyism and the Formation of French Neoclassicism," Journal of the American Musicological Society 70, no. 2 (2017). 

"Debussy, le debussysme et les Chansons de Charles d'Orléans," in Regards sur Debussy, ed. Myriam Chimènes and Alexandra Laederich (Paris: Fayard, 2013).

"Defending Tonality: the Musical Thought of Milhaud and Koechlin," in Tonality 1900-1950: Concept and Practice, ed. Felix Wörner, Ullrich Scheideler, and Philip Rupprecht (Steiner Verlag: Stuttgart, 2012).

"Tombeau de Claude Debussy: the Early Reception of the Late Works," in Rethinking Debussy, ed. Elliott Antokoletz and Marianne Wheeldon (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).

"Debussy's Legacy: the Controversy over the Ode à la France," Journal of Musicology 27, no. 3 (Summer 2010).

Recent Presentations:

"Anti-debussysme and the Formation of French Neoclassicism," International Conference for Music since 1900, Liverpool Hope University, England, 2013.

"Five Unknown Early Songs of Debussy: History, Style, Analysis, and Performance," American Musicological Society, New Orleans, 2012.

"Debussysme after Debussy," Symposium: "L'héritage de Claude Debussy: du rêve pour les générations futures," University of Montréal, March 2012.

"Debussy, le debussysme et les Chansons de Charles d'Orléans," Colloque International Claude Debussy, Paris, February 2012.

"Debussy's Reputational Entrepreneurs," Symposium: "Music Criticism in France during the Interwar Period," University of Ottawa, November 2011.