Faculty & Staff

Dr. Megan Lavengood

Director of Music Theory

Assistant Professor

  • Music Theory


  • Ph.D. (Music Theory), City University of New York (2017)
  • MM (Music Theory), The Florida State University (2012)
  • BM (Music Theory), Ohio University (2010)

Dr. Megan Lavengood (Ph.D. City University of New York, 2017) is a music theorist specializing in popular music, timbre, the 1980s, synthesizers, and Schenkerian analysis. Her dissertation establishes a new approach to the analysis of timbre. She has presented her research nationally and abroad, at meetings for the Society of Music Theory, Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie, Music Theory Southeast, and others. She has recently taught music theory at Brooklyn College, CUNY and writing skills at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. Prof. Lavengood is also an active performer, and sings soprano in two choruses dedicated to Renaissance sacred polyphony.

Contact Dr. Lavengood: mlavengo@gmu.edu