- Associate Professor
- Music - Music Theory Area Head
- 134 Music Building
Adam Ricci earned a B.A. in Music and Psychology from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music, where his studies were supported by a Jacob K. Javits fellowship. His research interests include harmonic sequences, jazz harmony, pop music, and diatonic theory; his publications appear in Music Analysis, Music Theory Spectrum, Music Theory Online, Theory and Practice, the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, the Dutch Journal of Music Theory (Tijdschrift voor Muziektheorie), and Indiana Theory Review. He has presented at meetings of the Society for Music Theory (SMT) and numerous regional societies, as well as at conferences in Belgium and the U.K., and has served as program chair and secretary for Music Theory Southeast and on the program committee for SMT. He performs as a pianist with the Lorena Guillén Tango Ensemble. Past teaching appointments include Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, and Nazareth College of Rochester, where he also worked as a choir and opera accompanist. He serves as Music Theory Area Head and is a Past President of UNCG’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.