Bruce Taggart Associate Professor of Music Theory


  • Music Theory

204 Music Practice Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 353-8988


Bruce Taggart is an associate professor of music theory at the Michigan State University College of Music.

He received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minnesota), a Master of Music from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. Taggart formerly taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland). His research interests include music perception, musical development, and music theory pedagogy. Taggart has presented papers at regional and national meetings of the College Music Society and regional meetings of the Society for Music Theory. He has publications in the Southeastern Journal of Music Education and Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, among others.