Derek Remeš, MM, MA

Derek Remeš 2020

Derek Remeš, MM, MA

Workshop Presenter


Workshop – Realizing Figured Bass Chorales in J.S. Bach’s Chorales
Convention Hotel
7/10/2020 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM


Derek Remeš teaches music theory and aural skills at the Hochschule for Music in Lucerne, Switzerland. He is the editor and translator of the two-volume series, Realizing Thoroughbass Chorales in J. S. Bach’s Circle (Wayne Leupold Editions, 2019). Derek’s dissertation, which is advised by Prof. Dr. Felix Diergarten at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg (Germany), attempts to reconstruct J. S. Bach’s compositional pedagogy using historical sources, with an emphasis on thoroughbass, chorales, and fugue. Derek’s dissertation was honored with the Dissertation Fellowship Award by the Society for Music Theory in 2018.

Derek has published articles in Eighteenth-Century Music, the Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie, BACH: The Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute, Theory and Practice, and the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy. He is also an editor for the journal Music Theory and Analysis.

Derek has held numerous lectures both in the United States and abroad (Germany, France, Switzerland, England, and China). Derek holds a MM in Organ and an MA in Music Theory Pedagogy from the Eastman School of Music, where he received the Performer’s Certificate for “outstanding performing ability” on the organ in 2015. He also received a BA in Composition and a BA in Film Scoring from the Berklee College of Music (summa cum laude).