Shannon Groskreutz

Visiting Assistant Professor, Music Theory

Shannon Groskreutz, Ph.D., is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Stetson University, where she teaches courses in music theory, musical style and analysis, aural training, and functional keyboard. She is also the coordinator of select music theory and aural training courses, and she has recently guided those courses through curriculum revisions. While she was a graduate student in music theory at Florida State University, she taught music theory and aural training courses as the recipient of a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (2005-07), before being offered a full-time teaching position at Stetson University. Additionally, Shannon fulfilled the requirements for Florida State University's College Teaching Certificate, awarded alongside her Ph.D. in Music Theory.

Shannon is a music reviewer for American Recorder, the Journal of the American Recorder Society. Her music review of Lance Eccles' On the Pavement, a four-movement recor der duet, was published in the Spring 2015 edition, and her music reviews of Rainer Lischka's Gut Aufgelegt (In a Good Mood), a collection of recorder duets, and Tanzlust (The Pleasure of Dancing), a collection of recorder trios, were published in the Fall 2014 edition. She has presented papers at the March 2007 Joint Meeting of the American Musicological Society South Central Chapter, Music Theory Southeast, and the Society for Ethnomusicology Southeast and Caribbean Chapter, in addition to the 24th Annual Music Theory Forum at Florida State University held in January 2007.

Shannon has previously earned two Master's degrees in Music Theory and Oboe Performance from Florida State University, and a Bachelor's degree in Oboe Performance (With Highest Honor--the university's equivalent to summa cum laude) from DePaul University in Chicago.

Education

  • Ph.D., music theory, Florida State University, 2016
  • College Teaching Certificate, Florida State University, 2016
  • M.M., music theory, Florida State University, 2006
  • M.M., oboe performance, Florida State University, 2004
  • B.M., oboe performance, DePaul University, 2002

Course Topics

  • Music Theory
  • Musical Style and Analysis
  • Aural Training
  • Functional Keyboard

Research Interests

  • Music Theory Pedagogy
  • Performance and Analysis
  • Paradigmatic Analysis
  • Musical Meaning and Narrative
  • The Music of Francis Poulenc

Publications

  • Groskreutz, Shannon Sue. "A Paradigmatic and Gestural Approach to Musical Meaning in Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Oboe and Piano." Ph.D. diss., The Florida State University, 2016.
  • Groskreutz, Shannon Sue. Music Review of Rainer Lischka's Gut Aufgelegt (In a Good Mood), a collection of recorder duets, and Tanzlust (The Pleasure of Dancing), a collection of recorder trios, American Recorder, Fall 2014 Edition, pp. 44-46. 
  • Groskreutz, Shannon Sue. Music Review of Lance Eccles' On the Pavement, a four-movement recorder duet, American Recorder, Spring 2015 Edition, p. 40. 

As an assistant:

  • Shaftel, Matthew. "Sonata Form, Dramatic Subtext, and Musical Irony in the Trio from Le Nozze di Figaro." In Keys to the Drama: Nine Perspectives on Sonata Forms. Edited by Gordon Sly. London: Ashgate Press, 2007. 
  • Shaftel, Matthew, primary author, with Christopher Swanson as collaborator. "The Problem with Beautiful Singing." College Music Symposium, Vol. 47 (2007).

Shannon Groskreutz

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