Music Theory
Primary Contact:
Brian Alegant

Administrative Assistant:
Jeanne Rosecrans

Division Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8297
Fax: (440) 775-6813

Megan Kaes Long

Megan Kaes Long

Assistant Professor of Music Theory

Contact Information


Kohl 334
(440) 775-8247

Megan Kaes Long

Megan Kaes Long

Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones

Educational Background

  • PhD (music theory), Yale University, 2014
  • MPhil (music theory), Yale University, 2010
  • MA (music theory), Yale University, 2010
  • BA (music), Pomona College, 2008

Megan Kaes Long specializes in music and music theory of the late 16th and early 17th centuries in England and on the Continent. Her dissertation, "Affect, Genre, and Characteristic Tonality in the English Madrigal," received the Distinguished Dissertation Award from Yale University.  

Long's current work explores the emergence of tonal systems in 17th-century homophonic repertoires and the theories that aim to describe them. She has presented her work at numerous conferences, including the annual meetings of the Society for Music Theory and the North American British Music Studies Association.  

Long teaches music theory and aural skills; prior to Oberlin, she taught music theory at Yale University and Wesleyan University. In addition to her research and teaching, she is a mezzo-soprano and specializes in performing music of the Renaissance and baroque periods.