About UAlberta's Augustana Campus

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Alexander Carpenter, PhD, MA, BMus

Associate Professor of Music, Chair of Fine Arts and Humanities

Augustana Campus

Fine Arts | Humanities

About Me

I am a musicologist, music critic, and rock musician.  I studied voice and music history at Brock University, music criticism as McMaster University, and historical musicology from the University of Toronto, where I earned a PhD.  At Augustana, I have served as Director of Music, and I am currently the Chair of Fine Arts and Humanities.  I am also the co-Chair of the Academic Advisory Board of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies. 


Research areas: Arnold Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School, fin-de siecle-Vienna, popular music, music and psychoanalysis, film music. 


Teaching areas: music history/musicology, popular music, theory/harmony.