Dr. Nico Schüler, University Distinguished Professor of Music Theory & Musicology, holds degrees from E.-M.-Arndt University in Germany (M.A., Musicology) and Michigan State University (Ph.D., Music Theory). He is the current President of the Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society and the President of the South Central Chapter of the College Music Society. Dr. Schüler was an invited speaker at national and international conferences and workshops in Germany, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, England, The Netherlands, Lithuania, Switzerland, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Greece, Peru, South Korea, Japan, Turkey, and throughout the United States and Canada. In 2006-2007, he was honored as “Distinguished International Scholar” by the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
His main research interests are interdisciplinary aspects of modern music, methods and methodology of music research, computer applications in music, music theory pedagogy, as well as creativity. Dr. Schüler is the editor of the research book series Methodology of Music Research, the editor of the peer-reviewed journal South Central Music Bulletin, the author and / or editor of 21 books, and the author of more than 110 articles. His most recent books are on Musical Listening Habits of College Students (2010), Approaches to Music Research: Between Practice and Epistemology (2011), and Computer-Assisted Music Analysis (2014).
At Texas State University, Dr. Schüler was the Coordinator of Music Theory (2001-2006 and 2012-2013), Director of Graduate Studies in Music (2006-2008), Presidential Fellow (2008-2009), Co-Chair of the QEP Team (2007-2010), Co-Chair of the Common Experience (2006-2011), and Chair of the University Performing Arts Committee (since 2012). He was the recipient of the 2003 Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly / Creative Activities at Texas State.