John Ito

John Paul Ito

John Paul Ito is an Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Carnegie Mellon School of Music.He received an SB in music from MIT, an MM in viola performance from Boston University, and a PhD in music theory from Columbia University.His main area of research is meter and hypermeter and their connections with cognition, performance, and the history of musical style.  Other interests include cognitive linguistics, human movement science, methodology and epistemology, and Christian theology.  He has presented papers at venues including the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, the Performance Studies Network International Conference, the Society for Music Theory, Northwestern University, and the University of Michigan.  Some of his recent and forthcoming publications can be found in Bonner Beethoven-Studien, College Music Symposium, The Journal of Musicology, The Journal of Music Theory, and Music Perception.  More details can be found on his personal website.Before coming to Carnegie Mellon he taught for several years in the conservatory at Lawrence University, where he received the Mrs. H. K. Babcock award for service to the campus community.Bio courtesy of his faculty page

Impulse structure in tonal music: A theory of the metrical coordination of motor behavior in performers
Columbia Degrees: 
DMA, Composition