Joe Argentino

Assistant ProfessorAssistant Professor
Music Theory

B.Mus. (Toronto)
M.A. (McGill)
Ph.D. (Western)

Joe Argentino is an assistant professor of music theory, specializing in post-tonal and serial music. His current research interests include the connection between form and text in Arnold Schoenberg’s religious works, the pedagogical study of improvisation at the keyboard, and the early works of Giacinto Scelsi. His recent publication “Tripartite Structures in Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw” appeared in Music Theory Online this past March (2013), and he has a forthcoming article which will be published by Intégral entitled “Serialism and Neo-Riemannian Theory: Transformations and Hexatonic Cycles in Schoenberg’s Modern Psalm op. 50c.” Argentino remains an active scholar in the field of music theory having presented papers at the Annual Meetings of the Music Theory Society of New York State, the New England Conference of Music Theorists, the Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Southeast, the Canadian University Music Society, and the West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis.

Argentino is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher and has been awarded two University Students’ Council Teaching Honour Roll Awards of Excellence from Western University, was a finalist for the McMaster Student Union (MSU) teaching award in 2012, and was the winner of the MSU Excellence in Teaching Award within the Humanities in his former position at McMaster University in 2013. Dr. Argentino is very excited to be joining the esteemed faculty members and students at Memorial University, where he will be teaching music theory and musicianship.