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L. Poundie Burstein

Office: Room 400d Hunter North
Phone: 212-772-5152

Professor Burstein's primary areas of interest include Schenkerian analysis and form studies.  Among his publications is the textbook co-authored with Joseph Straus, A Concise Introduction to Harmony (Norton, 2016).  A listing of his scholarly publications may be found at

In 1995, Professor Burstein received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the New School University, and in 2008, he received the Outstanding Publication Award of the Society of Music Theory (SMT).  In addition to his scholarly work, he has performed extensively as a pianist for comedy improvisation groups in the NYC area.  He has also taught at Mannes College and Columbia University and held an endowed chair at University of Alabama.  He is a former President of the Society for Music Theory.

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