Theory, received a Bachelor of Music degree in composition and music theory from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and a Ph.D. in music theory from Yale University. His principal teachers have included Evelyn and T. L. Read (violin), T. L. Read and Param Vir (composition) and William Rothstein, Allen Forte, and Carl Schachter (music theory). He has presented numerous papers at national and regional conferences and has published articles in The Journal of Music Theory, The Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, and The Journal of Schenkerian Studies, among others. He is the creator of the Internet Music Theory Database, the first large- scale anthology of music theory examples maintained on the Internet. Dr. Cutler's current research focuses on issues of Schenkerian analysis, music theory and ear-training pedagogy, nineteenth-century virtuosity and performance style in the recorded era. He is a member of the Society for Music Theory, College Music Society, and served on the grading committee for the Educational Testing Service AP music theory examination. He also has compositions recorded on ERM Media's “Masterworks of the New Era” series. Dr. Cutler was appointed to the CIM faculty in 2007.
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CIM@CMA | Music in the Galleries
March 4, 2015, 6:00 pm
Cleveland Museum of Art
Students from CIM and the CWRU early music program present a wide range of repertoire in this series of early evening performances. To make your evening even more musical, attend the 8pm CIM Orchestra Concert at Severance.
Presented in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Case Western Reserve University Music Department.
Cleveland Museum of Art | 11150 East Blvd, University Circle
Faculty Recital: The Cavani String Quartet's 30th Anniversary
March 4, 2015, 8:00 pm
Cavani String Quartet
Annie Fullard, violin
Mari Sato, violin
Kirsten Docter, viola
Merry Peckham, cello
Donald Weilerstein, viola, guest artist
Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano, guest artist
Celebrating American Classics
March 7, 2015, 8:00 pm
A CIM Women’s Committee Benefit