Shannon Groskreutz

Visiting Assistant Professor, Music Theory

Shannon Groskreutz is lecturer in music theory at Stetson University, where she teaches music theory, aural training, musical style and analysis, and functional keyboard courses. She is a Ph.D. candidate in music theory at Florida State University, where she has taught theory and aural training courses as the recipient of a Florida State graduate teaching assistantship since 2005. In addition to teaching courses in the undergraduate theory curriculum at Florida State University, Groskreutz has fulfilled the requirements for the university's college teaching Certificate, and she was given the opportunity to be a guest lecturer in Honors Sophomore Music Theory, 16th-Century Counterpoint, Post-Tonal Aural Skills and graduate-level Atonal Analysis.

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. Groskreutz previously earned two master's degrees in music theory and oboe performance from Florida State University, and a bachelor's degree in oboe performance from DePaul University in Chicago, Ill. Her primary research explores the chamber works of Francis Poulenc using various analytical methods including paradigmatic analysis and narrative analysis. Additionally, her research interests include further defining the relationship between analysis and performance, particularly in post-tonal music.


  • Ph.D. candidate in Music Theory (ABD), Florida State University
  • College Teaching Certificate, Florida State University, to be awarded upon completion of Ph.D.
  • 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

  • Paradigmatic analysis
  • Musical meaning and narrative
  • Performance and analysis
  • Music of Francis Poulenc


As research 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).

Conference Presentations

  • "Spiral Form: Reconceptualizing Thematic Returns in Developing Variation" by Shannon Groskreutz and Crystal Peebles (SMT-CSW mentor--Joseph N. Straus)
  • March 2007: The Joint Meeting of the American Musicological Society South Central Chapter, Music Theory Southeast, and the Society for Ethnomusicology Southeast and Caribbean Chapter, University of Georgia, Athens
  • January 2007: The 24th Annual Music Theory Forum, Florida State University

Shannon Groskreutz

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