Ben Geyer


  • Lecturer in Music
Ben Geyer

Ben Geyer is a jazz practitioner and a music theorist focused on jazz performance practice. His article, “Maria Schneider’s Forms,” won the David Kraehenbuehl Prize from the Journal of Music Theory. He has presented at conferences including the Society for Music Theory and Analytical Approaches to World Music, and has been an invited speaker at the University of South Carolina, Wheaton College, and the University of North Texas Division of Jazz Studies. Geyer’s investment in inclusive music theory pedagogy is reflected in his textbook, Music Theory in Mind and Culture. As a bandleader/pianist/composer, he has released two albums. Visit for more information and resources.

Areas of Expertise

Music theory, jazz performance practice, pedagogy