Mus. Bac. (Toronto), MA, MPhil, PhD (Columbia)
Jay Rahn’s teaching and research interests span a wide range of topics in music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology and music cognition. His publications include numerous articles and two books: A Family Heritage: The Story and Songs of LaRena Clark, co-authored with Edith Fowke (University of Calgary Press 1994) and A Theory for All Music: Problems and Solutions in the Analysis of Non-Western Forms (University of Toronto Press, 1983). A former editor of the Canadian Journal for Traditional Music, Dr. Rahn currently serves on the editorial board of the Society for Music Theory’s journal Music Theory Spectrum and and is list manager for Music Theory Online.
Professor Rahn is cross-appointed to the Department of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts and the School of Arts and Letters in the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies at York University.