Stefan M. Kostka (born 1939)[1] is an American music theorist, author, and Professor Emeritus of music theory at the University of Texas at Austin.[2]

Education edit

Kostka graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor's Degree, and then received a graduate degree at the University of Texas, studying under Kent Kennan before receiving a PhD in music theory from the University of Wisconsin.[3]

Career edit

He was a member of the faculty of the Eastman School of Music from 1969 to 1973, and since that time has been on the faculty at the University Texas at Austin. Kostka initiated courses in computer applications in music at both the Eastman School and the University of Texas. Later, he specialized in courses in atonal theory and contemporary styles and techniques.

Selected publications edit

Books edit

  • The Hindemith String Quartets: A Computer-Assisted Study of Selected Aspects of Style, Doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1969
  • A Bibliography of Computer Applications in Music, J. Boonin, 1974[4]
  • Kostka, Stefan; Payne, Dorothy (1995) [1989 (Alfred E. Knopf)]. Tonal Harmony, with an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-035874-5.[5]
  • Materials and Techniques of Twentieth Century Music, Prentice Hall, 1990;[6] 5th ed., Materials and Techniques of Post-Tonal Music, with Matthew Santa, Routledge, 2018.
  • Anthology of Music for Analysis, with Roger Graybill, Prentice Hall, 2003

Articles edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Kostka, Stefan M." Retrieved November 20, 2021.
  2. ^ "Stefan Kostka". University of Texas, Butler School of Music.
  3. ^ Kostka & Payne 1995, p. xii.
  4. ^ Review of A Bibliography of Computer Applications in Music: John E. Druesedow (May 1975), Computers and the Humanities, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 147–148 JSTOR 30208237
  5. ^ Reviews of Tonal Harmony: Roger Graybill (Autumn 1993), Music Theory Spectrum, vol. 15, iss. 2, pp. 257–266 doi:10.2307/745818, JSTOR 745818; Ann Kosakowski McNamee (Autumn 1986), Journal of Music Theory, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 309–314 doi:10.2307/843581, JSTOR 843581
  6. ^ Reviews of Materials and Techniques of Twentieth-Century Music: Ronald Rodman (Spring–Fall 1989), Indiana Theory Review, vol. 10, pp. 115–123 JSTOR 24045427; Mary H. Wennerstrom (1990), Intégral, vol. 4, pp. 105–116 JSTOR 40213927; Arnold Whittall (Spring 1991), Music Theory Spectrum, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 79–88 doi:10.2307/745975, JSTOR 745975