Music Department


Timothy CochranTimothy B. Cochran

Visiting Assistant Professor
Center for the Arts 230




Ph.D., Musicology, Rutgers University, 2012
M.M., Music Theory, Temple University, 2007
B.M., Music Theory and Composition, West Chester University, 2004


Introduction to Music
Music History I
Haydn and Mozart

Dr. Cochran completed his Ph.D. in Musicology from Rutgers University with a dissertation on composer Olivier Messiaen’s analyses of Claude Debussy’s music. His dissertation blends perspectives of music history, theory, and hermeneutics.

His research and teaching interests are eclectic and include musical narrative and semiotics, romantic and modernist aesthetics, popular music and identity, and intersections between music and other arts, especially film and dance. He has presented his research at national and international conferences including recent meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Music Theory, and the International Congress on Musical Signification. His publications appear or are forthcoming in The Journal of Musicology, Theoria: Historical Aspects of Music Theory, Twentieth Century Music, and Notes.

Dr. Cochran has taught music history and theory at Temple University, Westminster Choir College, and Rutgers University. His primary instrument is the euphonium, and he is an active church musician.

Outside of the classroom, Dr. Cochran enjoys spending time with his wife, Carrie, and their three-year-old son, reading novels by authors from throughout the world, and cheering on the Philadelphia sports teams.