Charity Lofthouse

Instructor of Music

Joined the faculty in 2011

Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)
B.M., Oberlin College Conservatory of Music

Previous Teaching Experiences:
Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH
Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY
Baruch College, CUNY, New York, NY

Music Theory and Aural Skills III and IV
Music at the Movies
Women in Music

Current Scholarly Interests:
Sonata Theory and Rotational Form
Dmitri Shostakovich
Women in music and feminist music theory
Schenkerian analysis
Film music
Post-tonal and popular music analysis

Professional Affiliations:
Society for Music Theory
Music Theory Midwest
Music Theory Society of New York State
College Music Society

Additional Information:
Charity Lofthouse received degrees in vocal performance and music theory from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and is completing her doctorate in music theory at the Graduate Center, City University of New York; her dissertation focuses on sonata theory, deformation, and rotational form in Dmitri Shostakovich’s early symphonies. Lofthouse has taught at Baruch College and Hunter College in New York City, and most recently served three years as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. She has presented work on sonata theory in Shostakovich's symphonies at annual conferences of Music Theory Society of New York State (MTSNYS) and Music Theory Midwest, and on Scarlatti and Schenkerian analysis at Mannes College of Music in New York City.

In addition to activities as a music theorist, Lofthouse continues to perform as a singer and keyboardist, most recently giving vocal recitals at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and performing as soloist at Union Temple Brooklyn, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, and Trinity Wall Street, in New York City. While teaching at Oberlin, she was organist and music director at St. Frances Cabrini church in Lorain, Ohio, and continues to serve on the faculty of Oberlin's annual Vocal Academy for High School Students.

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