Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Guy Urban

Guy Urban

Associate Professor of Music

M. M., New England Conservatory of Music

Main Interests

Piano performance as soloist and as a member of the Gray Cliff Trio
Listening to, studying, and playing the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Debussy, Stravinsky, John Adams, Steve Reich, Frederic Rzewski, John Cage and others

Research Interests

Theoretical underpinnings for the study of harmonic structure in American popular music

Teaching Interests

Music theory
The role of analysis in music performance

Other Interests

Computers (both in music and outside of music)
Certain narrow categories of jam-rock (Grateful Dead, Phish, Blues Traveller)
The music of Jane Siberry
Computer games, particularly 1st-person adventure and immersive 3-d, which I consider to involve many of the same psychological processes used to listen to and perform music

Selected Publications, Creative Work, or Performances

Performances over the past twenty years throughout New England and in New York City, as soloist and in chamber music; live radio broadcast performances on Boston stations WGBH and WBUR