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Gary W. Don

Dr. Gary W. Don

Associate Professor of Music

Ph.D., Universityof Washington
M.A., University of Washington
B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz

Academic Areas: music theory, orchestration, theory pedagogy.

Dr. Gary W. Don
125 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Phone: 715/836-4216

Gary W. Don teaches sophomore theory and aural skills, twentieth-century techniques, orchestration, form and analysis, and upper-division theory courses. He also sponsors independent and collaborative student research projects. Dr. Don taught theory and aural skills at the University of Washington and Skidmore College before joining the UW-Eau Claire faculty. His research interests include Goethe’s influence on music theorists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, overtone structures in the music of Debussy, modality in the music of Prokofiev, and theory pedagogy. He has presented papers on these topics at the West Coast Conference of Theory and Analysis, Music Theory Midwest, the Great Lakes Chapter and national conferences of the College Music Society, and at national meetings of the Society for Music Theory. He has published articles in Computer Music Journal, In Theory Only, Perspectives of New Music, and Music Theory Spectrum.

Related Links:
Collaborative Research Article:  "Music: Broken Symmetry, Geometry, and Complexity," by Dr. Gary Don, professor of music and theatre arts; Dr. James Walker, professor of mathematics; and UW-Eau Claire mathematics major Gordon Volk, of Sartell, Minn.


  • MUSI 246/247 Advanced Theory - Written & Aural
  • MUSI 248 Form & Analysis
  • MUSI 308 Introduction to Twentieth Century Techniques
  • MUSI 335 Baroque Counterpoint
  • MUSI 407 Music Theory Seminar
  • MUSI 437 Renaissance Counterpoint