Caitlin Martinkus holds a PhD in music theory from the University of Toronto. Her research interests include musical form in the nineteenth century, historical and contemporaneous theories of musical form, and the music of Franz Schubert. Caitlin has presented at the Society for Music Theory's annual meeting as well as EuroMAC and NewMAC, and has published in Music Theory and Analysis and Music Theory Online, with work forthcoming in Theory and Practice and The Oxford Handbook of Musical Variation and Thematic Techniques. She is an affiliate of the Centre for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Music at the University of Toronto. 


  • BM in French Horn Performance and Music Theory, Eastman School of Music (2008) 
  • MA in Music Theory Pedagogy, Eastman School of Music (2010) 
  • Ph.D. in Music Theory, The University of Toronto (2017) 

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music, 2023–present 
  • Virginia Tech, 2019–2023 
  • The University of Notre Dame, 2018–2019 
  • Georgia State University, 2017–2018