Columbia University, B.A. in English literature, 1974
Yale University, M.Phil. in Music Theory, 1977
Techniques of MusicProfile:
Eric Wen was appointed the Edward Aldwell Professor of the Techniques of Music at Mannes College in 2008. He also teaches at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he served as Chair of the Musical Studies Department for seven years. He has taught at Goldsmith’s and King’s Colleges at the University of London, the Guildhall School, and Royal Academy of Music in London. A specialist in Schenkerian analysis, he has published in journals including The Journal of Music Theory, Music Analysis, Music Theory Online, and Theory and Practice, as well as in essay collections, and has read papers on Schenkerian topics at a number of universities and conferences, including at all four International Schenker Symposiums from 1985-2006. He was the editor of Strad magazine and The Musical Times, and is principal editor of violin music for Carl Fischer Music Publishers.
As an independent record producer for many years, he has worked with artists including Gil Shaham, Oscar Shumsky, Arnold Steinhardt, Maxim Vengerov, and Pinchas Zukerman, as well as the Guarneri and Tokyo String Quartets.