Kent D. Cleland Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Kent D. Cleland

Professor of Music Theory
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music

I have taught college-level music theory and aural skills for the past 18 years.

Subjects: Music


I have taught at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory for the past 16 years.  I have previous teaching experience at Oberlin College and the University of Cincinnati.  I am also an active freelance bass trombonist in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Music Theory Pedagogy, Aural Skills Pedagogy, Temporalism in Music, Philosophical Writings of Henri Bergson

Personal Interests

    Music, Football (Soccer), Gymnastics, Reading


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The European Legacy

The Temporalist Harp: Henri Bergson and Twentieth-Century Musical Innovation

Published: Dec 01, 2011 by The European Legacy
Authors: Kent Cleland
Subjects: Music

This article examine the relationship between the philosophical and aesthetic writings of Henri Bergson and the affinities and influences they had on the development of two of the major musical innovations of the twentieth century: Arnold Schoenberg's development of atonal compositional technique results partially from Bergson's focus on knowledge as a conveyor of truth, and John Cage's cultivation of aleatoricism .