Lina Tabak (she/her/hers)

Lina Sofia Tabak, a graduate of Florida State University, is a music theorist and brass player (specializing in euphonium) whose areas of scholarly interest include the study of rhythm in Latin-American music, hypermeter in the music of Igor Stravinsky, and harmony in musical theatre. She teaches music theory at Brooklyn College. She has given numerous presentations at regional and national conferences, and her talk “Pulse Dissonance in Colombian Currulao” won the 2020 SMT Student Presentation Award.

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Academic Interests

  • Rhythm and Meter
  • Latin American Music
  • Schenkerian Analysis

The Graduate Center, CUNY (2019-Expected 2024)

Ph.D. in Music Theory
Florida State University (2015-2019)
Bachelor of Music in Music Theory (summa cum laude)
Bachelor of Music in Brass Performance (summa cum laude)

  • Instructor of Music TheoryConservatory of MusicBrooklyn College
“Short Notes on Strong Beats: Case Studies in African and Afro-Diasporic Meter”
Conference of the Brazilian Society for Music Theory and Analysis (Virtual; 27 November 2021).
Music Theory Southeast (Tallahassee, FL; 18-19 March 2022).
“Hypermeter in Stravinksy? A Transformational Approach”
Stravinsky in America (Baton Rouge, LA; 17 February 2022).
“Hypermetrical Practices in ‘The Ritual of the Two Rival Tribes’”
Music Theory Southeast (Virtual; 19-20 March 2021).
“The Unstable Madwoman in ‘Glitter and be Gay’”
Florida State University Music Theory Society (Virtual; 9 January 2021).
“Pulse Dissonance in Colombian Currulao”
Society for Music Theory and American Musicological Society Joint Conference (Virtual; November 2020).
Winner of 2020 SMT Student Presentation Award
“Pulse Dissonance: A New Approach to Polymeter through Colombian Currulao”
Music Theory Southeast (Elon, NC; 29 March 2019).
Honorable Mention.
Florida State University Music Theory Society (Tallahassee, FL; 19 February 2019).

SMT Student Presentation Award

Society for Music Theory, 2020
Honorable Mention
Music Theory Southeast, 2019