Steven Rings

Steven Rings is Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 2005. His research focuses on transformational theory, phenomenology, popular music, and voice. His book Tonality and Transformation (Oxford, 2011)—recipient of the Society for Music Theory’s 2012 Emerging Scholar Award—develops a transformational model of tonal hearing, employing it in interpretive essays on music from Bach to Mahler.