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Music Theory, History, and Composition

Thomas D. Winters

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Music Theory, History, and Composition

Swope Music Building
817 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2739
Fax: 610-436-2873

Faculty Contact Information

Thomas D.

Assistant Professor, Music History

234, Swope Music Building


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. (Music Education), Bucknell University

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Winters completed his dissertation, which analyzes compositional techniques in the experimental works of American composer Charles Ives, in 1986 under the guidance of music theorist Eugene Narmour. Before joining the West Chester faculty, Dr. Winters taught at both the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University. He is a past secretary/treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Musicological Society and the former Director of Music at the Baptist Church in the Great Valley in Devon, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Winters' recent scholarly work concerns the music of both Samuel Barber and Charles Ives. Many of the events of West Chester's Samuel Barber Festival in the fall of 1999 were coordinated by Dr. Winters, and he presented a paper on this composer's formative years. Dr. Winters' article on additive and repetitive techniques in the music of Charles Ives has been accepted for publication in the American Music Research Center Journal.