Dr. Mitchell Turner

Assistant Professor
Music Theory

Dr. Mitchell Turner (b. 1966) is an active music theorist and composer. He holds a Ph.D. (1999) and an M.M (1993) from the University of Georgia where he studied music theory and composition, as well as a B.S. in Communications from Georgia Southern University (1988). He studied composition with Dr. Lewis Nielson (Oberlin Conservatory), Dr. Leonard V. Chic Ball (the University of Georgia), Dr. William Davis (the University of Georgia) and Dr. David W. Mathew (Georgia Southern University). Dr. Turner is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at LaGrange College and taught previously at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Toccoa Falls College.

His music has been performed at conferences of the College Music Society and Southeastern Composers League. His music is published byWehrs Music House and Conners Publications. His music software HostX, TseqAM, and TseqX have been published multiple times by the British MagazineComputer Music. His article "Interval-Class Exchanges in a Two-Dimensional Pitch-Class Space" was published in the Eastman School of Music JournalIntegralin Vol. 16/17 (2005).

He is a member of many professional music organizations, including: ASCAP, Society for Music Theory, Music Theory South East, College Music Society, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, and the Southeastern Composers League. He has read papers at meetings of GAMUT and Music Theory South East. Most recently, he read Unification of harmony and counterpoint: dyadic voice leading in a two-dimensional pitch space at the MTSE meeting in Tallahassee, FL, in February 2002.