Department of Music

Dr. William D. Post

Theory, Ear Training
Fine Arts 213
907.474.5827
wdpost@alaska.edu

Dr. Post teaches Basic and Advanced Music Theory and Ear-Training as well as upper division courses in Musical Form, Analysis and graduate seminars in Music Theory History and Pedagogy. Dr. Post received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition from Michigan State University. He earned his Master of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition from Western Washington University. Dr. Post completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Theory and Composition at Kent State University where his dissertation titled “Anton Webern and the Golden Ratio: Temporal Proportions as a Formative Principle in Three Late Works, Opp. 27-29” offered a new perspective on Webern’s compositional process and creative aesthetic. While a doctoral teaching fellow Dr. Post co-authored an ear-training/sight-singing book adopted as a required text in the undergraduate theory program at Kent State. Dr. Post continues his research into the structure of time and duration in the serial music of Anton Webern. He has presented research in professional conferences throughout the lower 48. Dr. Post is also active as a composer and church musician.