Joe Argentino

Assistant ProfessorAssociate Professor
Music Theory

On leave 2021/2022 academic year.

B.Mus. (Toronto)
M.A. (McGill)
Ph.D. (Western)
Room: MU-2016

Joe Argentino is an Associate Professor of Music Theory at Memorial University of Newfoundland, 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 late works of Franz Liszt. Dr. Argentino is also involved in interdisciplinary research investigating parallels between musical and linguistic structure with a focus on serial music and language games.

Dr. Argentino is a sought-after speaker and has been invited to give numerous guest talks, lectures, and keynote addresses across Canada. He has presented papers at regional, national, and international conferences, including the Society for Music Theory, the Music Theory Society of New York State, KeeleMAC, Canadian University Music Society, West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis, the Annual Meeting of Music Theory Southeast, and the New England Conference of Music Theory. He has published articles in Intégral, Music Theory Online, Music Analysis, Music Theory Spectrum, Journal of New Music Research, and has a forthcoming book chapter which will appear in The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy. Argentino is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher and was the winner of the prestigious McMaster Students Union Excellence in Teaching Award in the Humanities at McMaster University in 2013.