Photo of young music instructor Lukas Perry smiling
May. 20, 2024

School of Music director Dr. Isrea Butler is thrilled to announce Lukas Perry will join the School of Music as Assistant Professor in Residence of Music Theory. His research interests include harmonic functional analysis for the diatonic modal music of Maurice Duruflé, video game music theory, and history of theory. He has presented at the Society for Music Theory (SMT) national conference, North American Conference on Video Game Music, and various regional SMT and American Musicological Society chapters. He has taught tonal counterpoint, post-tonal theory, and core theory and ear-training, and is currently developing an undergraduate seminar on video game music theory. He has served as the reviews editor, publicity manager, and a staff member for Intégral: The Journal of Applied Musical Thought.

Prior to coming to UNLV, Perry worked as a full-time church organist and choir director, while serving as the artistic director of the Minnesota Center Chorale. He also taught music theory as an adjunct at the University of Minnesota. Lukas earned an M.A. in Music Theory and M.M. in Choral Conducting from Minnesota, and a B.A. in Music and B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Puget Sound.