Charles Leinberger

Fox Fine Arts Center
El Paso Texas, 79968
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Charles Francis Leinberger
Professor, Music

Charles Francis Leinberger joined the music faculty of The University of Texas at El Paso in the fall of 1998. He is an Associate Professor and teaches classes in music theory, film musicology, form and analysis, orchestration, eighteenth-century counterpoint, pedagogy of music theory, and seminars on Ennio Morricone's film music and Mozart concertos and symphonies. He has also taught classes in music appreciation, music fundamentals, aural skills, and graduate music theory. He has published an article on Max Steiner and has presented research papers on Max Steiner at meetings of the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory at the University of Arizona and the Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival. He has written a book for Scarecrow Press on Ennio Morricone's music for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. More recently, he was a contributing author to the anthology Music in the Western: Notes from the Frontier, compiled and edited by Kathryn Kalinak. He has also lectured on the music of Morricone at the Manhattan School of Music, Northwestern University, the University of Leeds, meetings of the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory, the Hawaii University International Conference on the Arts and Humanities, meetings of the Texas Society for Music Theory, a meeting of Music Theory Midwest, and meeting of Music and the Moving Image. His book reviews have appeared in The Journal of Film Music and Music, Sound, and the Moving Image. He has also reviewed books for Elsevier, Norton, Oxford University Press, Pearson, Prentice-Hall, Thomson-Schirmer, and the Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. He served on a committee to design the Introduction to Music exam for Excelsior College, an institution specializing in distance learning. He is a reader for the Advanced Placement Music Theory Exam.


  1. Music Theory
  2. Film Musicology
  3. Italian Cinema
  4. Trumpet