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Timothy D. Saeed

Timothy D. Saeed
Associate Professor, Music Business and Industry
LAC 341-E
Academic History:

Ph.D., Music Theory, Louisiana State University
M.M., Piano Performance, University of New Mexico
M.M., Music Theory, Boston University
B.M., Piano Performance, University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music

About Timothy D. Saeed

Timothy is an associate professor in the Department of Music and Performing Arts. He holds degrees in the areas of music theory and piano performance.

Prior to joining the faculty at NVU-Lyndon, Timothy instructed undergraduate music theory and musicianship courses at NVU-Johnson, Louisiana State University, the University of New Mexico, and Boston University. His research interests include theories of expressive performance and analysis and form in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century music. He has recently developed his major academic interest in interdisciplinary analyses: interconnections between various areas of study, e.g., music and literature, music and film, and music and visual arts. In addition to his academic interests and research, Timothy has been a performing pianist and accompanist for the past two decades.

Timothy encourages students to explore traditions, knowledge, and experience brought forth by various composers and performers. He is confident that profound knowledge of music fundamentals is one of the stages of students’ journey toward the development of their own voice in music. His credo is to help students see and experience music as an on-going live performance, structured, organized and yet free and expanding.

Courses Taught

Class Piano I
Class Piano II
Elements of Music
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory
Modal and Tonal Counterpoint I
Modal and Tonal Counterpoint II
Ear Training I
Ear Training II
Music Theory I and Ear Training
Music Theory II and Ear Training
Music Theory III and Ear Training
Keyboard Harmony I
Keyboard Harmony II
History of Western Music: A Survey
History of Musical Theater
Music Studies Seminar: Beethoven
Music Studies Seminar: Leonard Bernstein
World of Music
Music of the Americas
Introduction to Music Technology
First-Year Seminar
Applied Lessons: Piano