Adam Roy

PhD Candidate
Music Theory

Adam Roy is a current PhD Candidate in Music Theory. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree with Honors and Distinction from Queen’s University, and a Master of Arts in Music Theory from the University of Ottawa. His 2015 Master’s thesis, “Music in Motion: A Metaphoric Mapping of Forces in Piano Concertos by Mozart and Schumann,” examines the role of energetics in conceptualizing and describing musical processes. His PhD dissertation, Motivic Metamorphosis: Modelling Intervallic Transformations in Schoenberg’s Early Works, aims to understand better the melodic shape manipulations within Schoenberg’s early instrumental works.

Adam has presented papers at graduate and national conferences. He has participated in workshops on music theory pedagogy and music analysis at the Society for Music Theory annual and regional meetings. In the 2015-2016 and 2017-2018 academic year, Adam received a Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award demonstrating excellence and commitment to higher education. Adam is currently a graduate representative for the MusCan, the Canadian University Music Society.