Eric B. Chernov studied theory and analysis with John Clough, Robert Cuckson, Daniel Plante, Carl Schachter and Charles Smith, and conducting with Jacques-Louis Monod. His academic teaching career began as a tutor and substitute teacher at Mannes College of Music while still an undergraduate, and he was placed on the Techniques of Music faculty in the Mannes Preparatory Division in 1996, a position he still holds. He is also co-chair of the TOM department. He is currently on the faculty at Queens College (CUNY), and previously taught at the University of Alabama and Dowling College, among others. He also taught at Queens College's Center for Unlimited Enrichment and ACE programs, and at the New School.
Dr. Chernov has coordinated several conferences, including the Third International Schenker Symposium, Carl Schachter: A Celebration, and Developing the Musical Ear: A Conference on the Teaching of Ear Training at the College Level, and has presented at several others.
He teaches courses in music theory, musicology and related fields, and has given lecture-series courses on Mahler, Program and Incidental Music of the 19th century, Beethoven's Symphonies, and American Masters of Song. He has conducted seminar courses on the Music of Pete Townshend, British Rock Music of the 1960s, and Led Zeppelin. His dissertation is about analytical issues in four unbarred songs by Charles Ives ("Afterglow," "Like a Sick Eagle," "Premonitions," and "Thoreau.") His thesis, a treatise, is about the learning of a systematic tonal dictation technique. He is also an active composer (ASCAP).
BM, Mannes College of Music
MA, Queens College
PhD, University at Buffalo
(All published by Ursatz Music)
- Joie de Vivre for violin and piano (2, then 4, hands)
- Naughty Boy (3 Kipling Songs)
- 18 amuse-bouches pour célébrer dix-huit années de bonheur for solo piano
- 3 Apologies for 2 violas
- Le Lâcher Prise for baritone, violin, viola, cello, and clarinet
- Die Selbstdarstellung #1 for solo violin and piano
Awards And Honors
In 1997, Dr. Chernov was awarded Queens College's "Graduating Master's Award."
In 2010, he was awarded Queens College's "President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by Adjunct Faculty."