Irna Priore joined the UNCG School of Music in the Fall of 2005. Previously, she taught music theory and analysis at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the University of Iowa, and the University of New Mexico. She holds a Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Iowa (2004), a doctoral degree in flute performance from C.U.N.Y. (1994), and a master’s degree in performance from Queens College, New York (1991). In the summer 2001, she was a fellow at the Mannes Institute for Advanced Studies in Music Theory. Dr. Priore has presented papers in learned societies around the US and abroad and won the “best student paper award” for her presentation at the Music Theory Southeast meeting in 2002. Her research interests and publications are in Schenkerian Theory, the Darmstadt School, Luciano Berio, and Brazilian popular music. She was a research scholar at the Darmstadt Institute for New Music (IMD) in 2006 and 2007.