Matthew Haakenson, Theory
Matthew Haakenson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory in the School of Music where he teaches courses in theory, aural training, functional keyboard, and counterpoint. He received his B.A. in music from Wisconsin Lutheran College (1996), M.M. in music theory from the University of Arizona (1999), and Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Kentucky (2008).
Before joining the faculty of Stetson in 2007, Haakenson served as a teaching assistant at the University of Arizona where he studied theory under Edward Murphy and organ with Pamela Decker. He also served as a teaching assistant at the University of Kentucky where he studied theory under Kate Covington, Charles Lord, Richard Domek, Kevin Holm-Hudson, and organ with Schuyler Robinson. His article in Early Music, "Two Spanish Brothers Revisited: Recent Research Surrounding the Life and Instrumental Music of Juan Bautista Pla and José Pla," was published in February 2007. Haakenson's research interests include music of the late Baroque and Pre-classical periods, counterpoint, and Bach. He resides with his wife, Rana, in DeLand.