Matt BaileyShea received his Ph.D. in Music Theory at Yale University in 2003, with a dissertation on sentence form in the music of Wagner. His current research interests include agency and musical narrative, chromatic theory, and form. He has presented on these and other topics at national and international conferences and has published articles in several leading journals, including Journal of Music Theory, Music Analysis, and Nineteenth-Century Music.
Dr. BaileyShea has been teaching theory in both the College Music Department and the Eastman School of Music since 2003. In 2006, he was the recipient of the G. Graydon Curtis '58 and Jane W. Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Nontenured Member of the Faculty and in 2010 he was voted “Professor of the Year” in the humanities.