Joe Argentino

Associate Professor
Music Theory

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

Joe Argentino is 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 and music and symbol in the works of Luigi Dallapiccola. He is also involved in interdisciplinary research investigating parallels between musical and linguistic structure.

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, NewMAC, Canadian University Music Society, West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis, the Annual Meeting of Music Theory Southeast, the College Music Society, Manchester Phonology Meeting, and the New England Conference of Music Theory, among others. He is also a seasoned veteran of the Tuckamore Festival, where he has given over twenty engaging talks on music ranging from Bach to Run-DMC. He looks forward to returning to Tuckamore for the seventh season in his unique educational role as ‘Festival Music Theorist.’

Dr. Argentino has published articles in the top music theory journals including Music Theory Online, Music Analysis, Music Theory Spectrum, Journal of New Music Research, Intégral, and a book chapter 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.