Jeremy Orosz

Music Theory

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Jeremy Orosz (Ph.D.)


  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota
  • M.A., Master of Arts, University of Minnesota
  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts, College of Wooster


Jeremy Orosz is an Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Memphis, a position he has held since 2014. He earned a B.A. in Music at the College of Wooster, and an M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, where he also pursued a master's degree in linguistics. His research interests include the study of musical borrowing, the intersections of music studies and linguistics, and the politics of music since 1900. Dr. Orosz has read scholarly papers at academic conferences across North and South America, and published articles on a wide range of topics including the film music of John Williams, the sound-alike tunes of television composers, the twelve-tone music of Panamanian composer Roque Cordero, and the piano miniatures of Robert Schumann. Before coming to Memphis, Orosz taught at the University of Minnesota and University of Alabama.