John Ferri

Dr. Ferriā€™s approach to theory and analysis is informed by his experience as a performer. He has given several papers exploring the intersection of analysis with performance in the music of Bach, Chopin, Debussy and Ravel. Other research interests include editorial methodology, evaluation of primary source materials, and the ontology and aesthetics of music. Dr. Ferri has recently completed a review of Schenker Studies II for the Journal of Theory and Practice.

John Ferri holds B.M. and M.M. degrees from Queens College (C.U.N.Y.) and a Ph.D. in music theory from Yale University and has taught music theory and analysis at both undergraduate and graduate levels.


  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University (1997-2001)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (2001-02)


Ph.D. Music TheoryYale University

M.M.Queens College C.U.N.Y.

B.M.Queens College C.U.N.Y.