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Aidan McGartland

PhD student, Music Theory, McGill University

I am a doctoral candidate at McGill University, where I am also a research assistant and teaching assistant. My background is in musical performance (classical singing), and I conduct research on twentieth musical modernism (focussing on twelve-tone music and neoclassicism) in the disciplines of music theory and music history. I study underrepresented composers, such as women modernist pioneers Margaret Sutherland and Elisabeth Lutyens. For my research, I employ a range of music theories from both tonal and post-tonal theories. One of my main goals as a scholar is to engage with the general public to educate and disseminate research, facilitating increased musical and cultural literacy in society.


  • 2022–present
    Doctoral student in music theory, McGill University


  • 2022 
    University of Oxford, Master of Studies in Musicology
  • 2021 
    University of Melbourne , Bachelor of Music (Honours)
  • 2021 
    University of Melbourne, Diploma of Languages (Italian)