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Edward Strauman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Music

Office Location:  St. Joseph Hall, Music Corridor, SJ139
Office Phone:  215.753.3634
E-Mail:  straumane@chc.edu

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D., New York University, the Steinhardt School of Education
  • M.M., Manhattan School of Music
  • B.M., Temple University

Courses Taught:

  • Music Theory
  • Counterpoint
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Orchestration
  • Business of Music
  • Film Music
  • Broadway Musicals

Specialized Fields:

  • Music Composition
  • Theory and Analysis

Scholarly Interests:

  • Music for Dance
  • Music of Bela Bartok
  • Evolution of the Dance Suite
  • Jazz
  • Form and Analysis of American Popular Music


  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
  • National Endowment
  • Eubie and Marion Blake Scholar
  • Roger Phelps Award for an Outstanding Dissertation
  • Artistic Merit Scholar
  • Yamaha Artist / Educator

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Selected Publications:

  • Dissertation: An Analysis of Dance Suite for Orchestra By Bela Bartok 
  • An Analysis of An Original Dance Suite for Jazz Orchestra: Listen With Your Feet 


  • Just Once More...Concert Jazz Records ( A Circle of Fifths Music)
  • A Change of Heart Concert Jazz Records ( A Circle of Fifths Music)
  • Alone In the East Parlor Concert Jazz Records ( A Circle of Fifths Music)
  • Listen With Your Feet MMC Records
  • Dedicated MMC Records