Steven Bruns is an associate professor of music and currently serves as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music. He also teaches courses in music theory and analysis. He holds a BME magna cum laude from Northern State College, SD and received his MM and PhD in music theory from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
He has numerous publications and papers to his credit. Bruns is writing a book on the music of American composer George Crumb. His other research interests are 19th-century music (in particular, Schubert, Brahms, and Gustav and Alma Mahler), Schenkerian theory, and theory pedagogy.