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  • Eric Chernov


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    Eric Chernov


    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).

    Degrees Held

    BM, Mannes College of Music
    MA, Queens College
    PhD, University at Buffalo

    Recent Publications

    (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."

    Future Courses

    Lesson 1 hour
    RAML 0300, Spring 2022

    Lesson 1/2 hour
    RAML 0350, Spring 2022

    Lesson 3/4 hour
    RAML 0325, Spring 2022

    Past Courses

    Ear Training
    RATM 0501, Spring 2021

    Junior TOM
    RATM 0503, Spring 2021

    Lesson 1 hour
    RAML 0300, Fall 2021, Spring 2021

    Lesson 1/2 hour
    RAML 0350, Fall 2021, Spring 2021

    Lesson 3/4 hour
    RAML 0325, Fall 2021, Spring 2021

    Preparatory Instruction
    RAML 0001, Fall 2021, Spring 2021

    Senior High TOM
    RATM 0500, Spring 2021

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