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Jonathan Kochavi

Associate Professor of Music

Music Theory

On leave Fall 2020 and Spring 2021


  2. Phone: (610) 957-6160
  3. Lang Music Building 404
Jonathan Kochavi

Jonathan Kochavi received B.A.'s in both Mathematics and Music from the University of Chicago. He then earned an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in Music Theory from SUNY Buffalo, where he studied with John Clough. His areas of research include diatonic theory, transformation theory,  interconnections between music and mathematics, music theory pedagogy, and music and disability. His work has been published in the Journal of Music Theory, Music Theory Spectrum, and Music Theory Online.  He recently served as Associate Editor of Music Theory Online as well as on the Executive Committee of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic.  In addition, Jon serves as the program annotator for the Marin Symphony, the Sun Valley Music Festival, and the Edgar Bronfman Chamber Series. Prior to arriving at Swarthmore, Jon taught at Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, and SUNY Buffalo