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  • Christopher Gage, Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE 19716

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    Christopher Gage, adjunct assistant professor of music theory, has taught at the University of Delaware, his alma mater, since 2017. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in organ performance and a Doctor of Philosophy in music theory, both from the University of Kansas; his past teachers include Michael Bauer, James Higdon, David Higgs, William Porter and David Herman. His dissertation, A Striking Effect: Chromatic Techniques in Baroque Variation Sets and Their Relationship to Late Madrigals, explores the generation of chromaticism in chorale variations of Bach, Pachelbel and Scheidt.

    Dr. Gage is also an active performer, giving organ recitals in the United States and abroad. He has earned praise for his style of organ playing, especially his convincing interpretations of the music of the North German Baroque.

    A strong advocate of keyboard pedagogy, Dr. Gage has taught music theory at the collegiate level at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, University of Kansas and University of Delaware. His research focuses on keyboard repertoire, technique and pedagogy before 1700, with particular emphasis on modern usage of figured bass in order to introduce and reinforce important concepts.

    Dr. Gage is director of music at Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. Aside from teaching music theory and playing organ, he enjoys cooking, baking and watching old sitcoms, although he will deny having seen every episode of The Golden Girls.

 

 

Newark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass4B232BF495D74239A8F6B90564E9EEE1"><p>Christopher Gage, adjunct assistant professor of music theory, has taught at the University of Delaware, his alma mater, since 2017. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in organ performance and a Doctor of Philosophy in music theory, both from the University of Kansas; his past teachers include Michael Bauer, James Higdon, David Higgs, William Porter and David Herman. His dissertation, <em>A Striking Effect: Chromatic Techniques in Baroque Variation Sets and Their Relationship to Late Madrigals</em>, explores the generation of chromaticism in chorale variations of Bach, Pachelbel and Scheidt.</p><p>Dr. Gage is also an active performer, giving organ recitals in the United States and abroad. He has earned praise for his style of organ playing, especially his convincing interpretations of the music of the North German Baroque.</p><p>A strong advocate of keyboard pedagogy, Dr. Gage has taught music theory at the collegiate level at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, University of Kansas and University of Delaware. His research focuses on keyboard repertoire, technique and pedagogy before 1700, with particular emphasis on modern usage of figured bass in order to introduce and reinforce important concepts.</p><p>Dr. Gage is director of music at Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. Aside from teaching music theory and playing organ, he enjoys cooking, baking and watching old sitcoms, although he will deny having seen every episode of <em>The Golden Girls</em>.</p></div>cgage@udel.eduGage, Christopher<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/DEFAULT_portrait.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Adjunct Assistant Professor<p>Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance, University of Delaware<br>Master of Music in Organ Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music<br>Master of Arts in Music Theory Pedagogy, Eastman School of Music<br>Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance, University of Kansas<br>Doctor of Philosophy in Music Theory, University of Kansas</p>

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  • School of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578
  • ud-music@udel.edu