Edward Klorman

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor, (Sabbatical leave, Fall '22/Winter '23)

Edward Klorman
Music Research
Music Theory
Contact Information
Email address: 
edward.klorman [at] mcgill.ca
A-620, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building

B.M. The Juilliard School, Viola
Graduate Diploma The Juilliard School, Viola
Ph.D. City University of New York, Music Theory


Edward Klorman is a music theorist specializing in tonal music and in the relationship between analysis and performance. His first book, Mozart’s Music of Friends: Social Interplay in the Chamber Works (Cambridge, 2016), draws on historical concepts of musical sociability and agency to develop new approaches to the analysis of sonata form and phrase rhythm. He has published and presented widely on topics in the performance of eighteenth-century chamber music. He currently serves as co-chair of the Performance and Analysis Interest Group of the Society for Music Theory.

Prior to his appointment at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, he previously taught music theory, viola, and chamber music at The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Queens College (CUNY). As violist, he has performed as guest artist with the Borromeo, Orion, and Ying Quartets and the Lysander Trio, and he is featured on two albums of chamber music from Albany Records.

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