Visiting Assistant Professor of Theory
N483 Timashev Building
1866 College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210
Areas of Expertise
- French modernism
- Sectional forms in pop and rock
- Music theory pedagogy
- PhD, University of North Texas, 2022
- MM, Indiana University, 2015
- BME, Indiana University, 2013
Matthew Bilik’s work examines modernism in early twentieth-century French music. His research on Fauré and Debussy highlights a broader interest in modalism after the nineteenth century, as well as tonal stratification and key duality. Dr. Bilik’s latest work investigates tonal procedures in sectional forms of pop and rock music. He is passionate about including popular music into his theory and aural skills classrooms.
A graduate of Indiana University and the University of North Texas, Bilik has previously served as assistant professor of music theory at Anderson University. He has presented at the Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Midwest, and the Rocky Mountain Society for Music, among several others. An active composer and songwriter, Bilik is constantly seeking collaboration and enjoys writing music in his free time.