Per F. Broman
Position: Professor (theory); Associate Dean
Administration/Staff & Theory/Composition
Address: 1047 Moore Musical Arts Center
Associate Dean and Professor of Music Theory, Per F. Broman holds degrees in violin, musicology, and music theory from Ingesund College of Music, The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, McGill University in Montreal, and a Ph.D. from the University of Gothenburg. He has presented papers at conferences of the American Musicological Society, the American Society for Aesthetics, Canadian University Music Society, College Music Society, International Association for the Study of Popular Music (U.S.), International Musicological Society, Royal Musical Association, Society for Music Theory, the Nordic Musicological Congress, The 9th European Music Analysis Conference, and the Swedish Musicological Society. Broman is the author of Back to the Future: Towards an Aesthetic Theory of Bengt Hambraeus (University of Gothenburg, 1999), the chapter “New Music of Sweden” for New Music of the Nordic Countries (Pendragon Press, 2002), the monograph Sven-David Sandström (Atlantis, 2012) and is the co-editor of What Kind of Theory Is Music Theory? (Stockholm University Press, 2008) and Crosscurrents and Counterpoints: Offerings in Honor of Bengt Hambræus at 70 (University of Gothenburg, 1998). He has contributed articles to a number of Swedish periodicals, journals, and newspapers, as well as Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, Perspectives of New Music, New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Journal of Popular Music Studies, College Music Symposium, Woody Allen and Philosophy (Open Court, 2004) and The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy (Blackwell, 2013), along with numerous liner notes for the BIS and Deutsche Grammophon labels and was the founding editor of the internet journal STM-Online. Prior to BGSU, he served on the faculties of the Swedish Conservatory (Jakobstad, Finland), the University College of Music Education (Stockholm), Örebro University, Luleå University of Technology (Sweden), and Butler University in Indianapolis. He also serves as a National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) accreditation visitor. Presently, he is working on a monograph on composer Karin Rehnqvist and a chapter on Ingmar Bergman for the anthology Music and Auteur Filmmaker in European Art House Cinema of the 1950s to the 1980s: Individuality and Identity.