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David Forrest teaches graduate and undergraduate music theory and aural skills courses. He supervises the undergraduate music theory and aural skills sequences and serves as Graduate Theory Coordinator. Dr. Forrest holds a Ph.D. in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Music Theory, an M.M. in Choral Conducting, and a B.M. in Music Education, all from Texas Tech. He has presented research across Europe and the United States, predominantly on popular music, music theory pedagogy, and the music of Benjamin Britten. Dr. Forrest's work has been published in several journals including Music Theory Spectrum, Music Theory Online, and College Music Symposium. He serves as lead editor and contributing author to Essays on Benjamin Britten from a Centenary Symposium published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing and is currently authoring a chapter on the music of Kate Bush for the Routledge Handbook on Women's Work in Music. Dr. Forrest has 15 years of experience as a high school and church choir director. He serves as President of the Board for the West Texas Children's Chorus and regularly adjudicates for University Interscholastic League vocal competitions.
A partial list of publications is given below.
Forrest, David, Quinn Patrick Ankrum, Stacey Jocoy, and Emily Ahrens Yates, eds. 2017. Essays on Benjamin Britten from a Centenary Symposium. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Forrest, David. (in press, due out Fall 2020). “Kate Bush's Uncanny Harmonic Language,” in Handbook on Women's Work in Music, edited by Rhiannon Mathias. New York: Routledge.
Forrest, David. 2017. “Britten and the Supernatural,” in Essays on Benjamin Britten from a Centenary Symposium, edited by David Forrest, et. al., 183-208. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Forrest, David. 2017. “PL Voice Leading and the Uncanny in Pop Music,” Music Theory Online, 23.4.
Forrest, David and Matthew Santa. 2014. “A Taxonomy of Sentence Structures,”College Music Symposium Vol. 54, August 7.
Forrest, David. 2010. “Prolongation in the Choral Music of Benjamin Britten,” Music Theory Spectrum 32(1), 1-25.
Forrest, David, Severine Neff, and John Reef. 2011-present. “American Music Theory (1955-2010),” entry for Oxford Bibliography Online. Annotated bibliography from Oxford University Press.
Forrest, David. Fall 2017. Review of My Beloved Man: The Letters of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears edited by Vicki P. Stroeher, Nicholas Clark, and Jude Brimmer, NABMSA Reviews, vol. 4 no. 2.