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Paula Telesco

Paula Telesco
Paula J. TelescoAssociate Professor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    Music Department
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3870
  • Office
    Durgin Hall - 430
  • Email

Research Interests

Music Theory and Aural Skills Pedagogy; Analysis of 18th and 19th Century Music; Omnibus Progression; Enharmonicism; Music and Literacy; Music Perception and Cognition; Alexander Malcolm, early 18th-century Scottish music theorist.


  • Ph D: Music Theory, (1993), The Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio
    Supporting Area: Music History
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Enharmonicism in THeory and Practice in 18th-Century Music
  • Other: Music Theory, (1985), University of Arizona - Tuscon, Arizona
    Supporting Area: Music History
  • BA: Music, (1978), SUNY College at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY
    Supporting Area: Science, Dance

Selected Publications

  • Telesco, P.J. (2015) "Model Teaching Resource: Resolving V7/V to V or V7", Music Theory Pedagogy Online
  • Telesco, P.J. (2014) "Five Model Teaching Submissions ", Music Theory Pedagogy Online
  • Telesco, P.J. (2013) "Teaching Elementary Aural Skills: How Current Brain Research May Help", Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy 27:2013 pp. 211-245

Selected Presentations

  • Stylistically Constrained Meter: Differences between Music Composed in 3/4 and 6/8 - College Music Society National Conference, November 2015 - Indianapolis, IN
  • Teaching Rhythms in 3/8 as a Prelude to 6/8 - College Music Society Northeast Chapter, March 2015 - Boston, MA
  • Teaching Students to Count in Compound Meters: Using 3/8 as a Springboard - UML Faculty Research Symposium, March 2015 - Lowell, MA