Department Chair and Director of Theoretical Studies
Greg Coutts is currently the chair of the Music Department (since 1997), director of theoretical studies and an associate professor at Saint Xavier University. At Saint Xavier, Dr. Coutts has taught courses in music theory, aural skills and form and analysis, in addition to applied composition.
Dr. Coutts holds a bachelor of arts degree in music education from West Liberty State University, West Virginia; a master of music degree in music theory/composition and vocal performance from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois; and a doctor of philosophy degree in music theory from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Coutts’ research interests include contemporary vocal/choral music and the application of technology as it relates to music theory instruction.
Additionally, Dr. Coutts serves as the associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Xavier (since 2006). In addition to his duties at SXU, Dr. Coutts is the director of music at Grace Fellowship Church in Oak Forest, Illinois.
- Music Theory
- Aural Skills
- Form and Analysis
- Contrapuntal Techniques
- Applied Composition