Gregory J. Decker
Position: Associate Professor (theory)
Address: 2143 Moore Musical Arts Center
Gregory J. Decker is Associate Professor of Music Theory at Bowling Green State University. He holds the M.M. and Ph.D. in music theory from the Florida State University and was the winner of the National Opera Association’s biennial dissertation prize. His research focuses broadly on the semiotics of musical topics and other music-cultural associations in texted music from Italian madrigals to Baroque opera seria to Broadway musicals. He has presented research at numerous regional, national, and international meetings, including the Society for Music Theory National Meeting, the Semiotic Society of America, the American Handel Society, and the Nordic Musicological Congress, among others. His publications can be found in Music Theory Online, The Opera Journal, Intégral, and the collected volume A Cole Porter Companion (University of Illinois Press). With coeditor Matthew Shaftel, he is currently finalizing a collection of essays for Oxford University Press titled Singing in Signs: New Semiotic Explorations of Opera. At BGSU, he regularly teaches core undergraduate music theory and aural skills courses and graduate seminars in semiotics, musical topics, and Schenkerian analysis. He also serves as the coordinator of music theory.