Conservatory of Music

From Bach to Broadway

Gene Willet

Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
M.M., Baylor University
B.S., The College of Idaho


Dr. Willet has previously taught music theory and ear-training at The University of Texas, Baylor University, Trinity University, and The University of the Incarnate Word. His dissertation "Music as Sinthome: Joy Riding with Lacan, Lynch, and Beethoven Beyond Postmodernism," examines the use of popular music in Lynch's films through the lens of Lacanian psychoanalysis.  Dr. Willet's research and teaching interest include film music, post-tonal theory, the music of Gustav Mahler, counterpoint, CAI computer programming, Lacanian psychoanalysis and popular culture, and the science of sound.  He has presented his research at numerous conferences across the country.


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