Richard Beaudoin

Academic Appointments

Music History and Theory

Richard Beaudoin's writings and music explore compositional uses of microtiming. He taught composition and theory at Harvard University for eight years (2008-16), was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, London (2016-17), and has also held the post of Valentine Visiting Professor of Music at Amherst College.

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His music has been performed by artists including Roomful of Teeth, Claire Chase, Dashon Burton, Estelí Gomez, Mark Knoop, Annette Dasch, the Chiara and Kreutzer String Quartets, and commissioned by the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Staatstheater Kassel, and Boston Lyric Opera. 

His music has been performed at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Wiener Konzerthaus, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Brucknerhaus in Linz, the Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele, The Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, The Kitchen, Weill Recital Hall, MASS MoCA, The Institute for Contemporary Art Boston, Calderwood Pavilion, Sanders Theatre, Jordan Hall, and in London at the Royal Festival Hall, Duke’s Hall, The Forge, The Arcola Theatre, Wilton’s Music Hall and King’s Place. 

He has given lectures at the Centre for Music and Science at Cambridge University, The United States Consulate Shanghai Division, The Royal Academy of Music in London, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, East China Normal University, Steinhardt School at New York University, New England Conservatory, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Yale University, Boston University, Berklee College of Music, University of York and the Schweizerische Musikforschende Gesellschaft at the Hochscule, Luzern, Switzerland.

His writings have been published in The Journal of Music Theory, Perspectives of New Music, Organised Sound, Divergence Press, Journal of the CeReNeM, and The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 

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B.A. Amherst College
M.Mus. The Royal Academy Music, London
Ph.D. Brandeis University