David R. Hayworth School of Arts & Design

John W. Turner

Assistant Professor of Music
(336) 841-9341
Office: Hayworth Fine Arts Center 209

JW Turner is an Assistant Professor of Music at High Point University, and coordinates instruction in music history, theory, and composition. In the department, he teaches the four-semester Musicianship curriculum, an integrated study of music history, theory, literature, and aural skills, as well as courses in harmony, counterpoint, and form. Turner also teaches courses in the General Education curriculum, the Honors Scholar program, and the Service Learning program.

Turner’s scholarship has been published in the Indiana Theory Review, Virginia Review of Asian Studies, and Music Theory Online, and has focused on Schenkerian theory, scholarship of teaching and learning, and the music of Isang Yun. His current research concerns traditional and popular music of Japan, with a focus on the shamisen. From 2014-2017, he served as the President of the College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter and he also performs regularly as a cellist, in collaboration with pianist Mayumi Osada.

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