University Professor of Music Theory, Guitarist & Composer
Hello everyone! Allow me to say a few words about myself and my interests.
I have graduated from Purchase College of the State University of New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in guitar performance. My guitar skills were furthered with jazz/rock guitar lessons at the New School for Social Research (New York) and the Guitar Institute (London). I am also a holder of a Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Music Theory from Queens College of the City University of New York.
Between 1999 and 2007 I taught at the University of Nottingham and the University of Macedonia, Greece. Currently, I am a Professor of Music Theory and Analysis and Head of the Department of Music & Dance at the University of Nicosia. My research interests include methods of pitch organization in early twentieth-century music, non-diatonic scales, popular music (particularly rock music), and form and analysis. I have published in internationally renowned journals such as Music Analysis, Music Theory Online, and Rivista di analisi e teoria musicale.
As a composer, I like to experiment with the ideals and techniques of art (progressive) rock, integrating materials from late Romantic harmony and early 20th-century avant-garde music into my songs. In parallel, I perform with rock and ethnic groups as guitarist and singer.