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Faculty Music Theory

Garreth Broesche

Garreth Broesche

Visiting Lecturer in Music Theory

office: MSM 170
address: 120 School of Music Bldg, Houston, TX 77204-4017

A native of Houston, Garreth Broesche holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Kenyon College, a
Master’s in Music Theory from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Music Theory
from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His primary research interest lies in the intersection
of music and technology. Garreth has presented his work at conferences in the U.S. and Canada.
His article, “Glenn Gould Spliced: Investigating the Filmmaking Analogy” will appear in a
forthcoming issue of the journal Music Theory Online.
Before teaching at the Moores School of Music, Garreth taught at both UW-Madison and UTAustin.
His teaching interests include core theory and aural skills, counterpoint, music of the
twentieth century, the relationship of music and technology, and the relationship of music and
Garreth is the founder and director of the University of Houston American Roots Ensemble
(“Cougar Roots”). This group seeks to promote and share our country’s rich heritage of
vernacular music. They recorded their first CD in the spring of 2016 and their website can be
found here: Cougar Roots is a frequent collaborator with local dance company
Open Dance Project (; in the spring of 2017, the two groups will present
‘Bout a Stranger, a multi-media celebration of the life and music of the great Woody Guthrie.
An accomplished vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, Garreth has toured throughout
the U.S. and as far away as Japan. He has performed with more groups than he can count, in
styles ranging from rock to Western swing, and has had original works performed at the
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and MATCH Houston.