Associate Professor of Music Theory
Chair of the Music Theory Department
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
M.L.S., Duke University; M.M., Indiana University
B.M., Ohio University School of Music
Dr. Cleland has previously taught music theory at Oberlin College and the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Cleland's research focuses on two areas: the interaction of time and the perception of change in music, and the pedagogy of music theory, especially the acquisition of aural skills, which has led to the co-authoring of an aural skills textbook. Much of his career has been in music administration and has included positions as Interim Director of the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and the Annual Fund for the Cincinnati Art Museum, and collegiate admissions positions for the DePauw University School of Music and the Indiana University School of Music. Dr. Cleland has performed as bass trombonist with the Northern Kentucky Symphony, the Evansville Philharmonic, and with professional chamber and jazz ensembles throughout the Midwest.