Dr. Enoch Jacobus is Associate Professor of Music Theory and Music Theory Area Coordinator, teaching a number of courses in music theory, aural skills and musicianship, sight singing, analysis, orchestration, and composition at Shorter University.
He holds a BA from Asbury University (2006), where he studied music composition under Dr. Ronald Holz; an MM in music theory (with composition) from the University of Louisville (2008); and a PhD in music theory from the University of Kentucky (2012), where he completed a dissertation that developed geometric models and methods for describing parsimonious seventh-sonority harmonic spaces.
Most of Dr. Jacobus’s recent research centers on Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in the arts; music theory pedagogy; and ludomusicology. However, he maintains interests neo-Riemannian theory, graphical representations of harmonic and pitch-class spaces, sixteenth-century polyphony, plainchant psalter singing, and music in film and television. Dr. Jacobus has presented papers at the North American Conference on Video Game Music, Music Theory South East and South Central Societies, the International Conference on Music since 1900, and Music and the Moving Image. He has published in Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy and Musicology Research, and he has produced resources for lay audiences on plainchant psalter singing.
Dr. Jacobus loves to engage in the drinking of loose-leaf teas, the playing of table-top and video games, the wearing of bow ties, the reading of books, and the playing of unusual instruments. He lives in Rome, GA with the love of his life, Celia, and sons, Alec, Rafe, Charles, and Oliver.