Stetson University

Matthew Haakenson

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Matthew Haakenson is visiting assistant professor of music theory at the Stetson University School of Music, where he teaches courses in theory, aural training, functional keyboard and counterpoint. He received his bachelor of arts in music from Wisconsin Lutheran College (1996), his master of music in music theory from the University of Arizona (1999) and his Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Kentucky (2008).

Before joining the faculty of Stetson University 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 and 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, Fla.

Education

  • Ph.D., music theory, University of Kentucky
  • M.M., music theory, University of Arizona
  • B.A., music, Wisconsin Lutheran College

Course Topics

  • Music Theory
  • Style and Analysis
  • Aural Training
  • Functional Keyboard
  • Counterpoint

Publications

  • "Two Spanish Brothers Revisited: Recent Research Surrounding the Life and Instrumental Music of Juan Bautista Pla and José Pla," Early Music 35, no. 1 (2007): 83-94.
  • Arrangement based on the tune "Eventide," in 14 Hymn Preludes for Organ (Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2011), 4-5.
  • Arrangement based on the tune "Southwell," in Lent and Easter Hymn Preludes for Organ (Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2011), 32-33.

Matthew Haakenson

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