Faculty & Staff

Ed Knoeckel

Music in Film

Graduate Lecturer

  • Music in Film


  • University of Connecticut, B.A. Piano Performance
  • University of South Florida, M.M. Composition
  • University of Bridgeport, M.Ed. Music Education K-12
Edward Knoeckel is a composer, pianist, music educator and conductor. He holds degrees in piano performance, composition, and music education. He holds teaching certifications in both Connecticut and Virginia. He is currently working towards his doctorate in music composition at George Mason University and teaching a course he designed for distance learning titled Music for Motion Pictures. He also serves as pianist for the Air Force Band of the West in their pop, concert band and big band ensembles while continuing research on narrative analysis and meaning in music. His dissertation research is focused on the music of Nino Rota. He has presented at national conferences in music theory on the topic of intertextuality in the work of Beethoven and premiered new works for saxophone quartet, string quartet, and contemporary chamber ensembles at festivals of the Society of Composers, Inc. He enjoys working with choreographers and improvising as a dance accompanist in both modern and ballet studios.

Contact Prof. Knoeckel:  eknoecke@gmu.edu