Shannon Groskreutz

Shannon Groskreutz

Visiting Assistant Professor, Music Theory

My dedication to excellence in teaching runs deep, and I could not imagine doing anything else with my life. My Stetson students and colleagues tease me lightheartedly about my "Theory I" Florida license plate, but no amount of teasing could diminish the pride I feel as a music theorist, educator and oboist. In a recent teaching observation report of me completed by Janis Kindred, Ph.D., retired professor of music theory at Stetson University, Kindred wrote, "Shannon Groskreutz has done the greatest preparation for class of anyone in the universe."

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

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Course Sampling

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Paradigmatic Analysis
  • Gestural Analysis
  • Narrative Analysis and Musical Meaning
  • The Music of Francis Poulenc
  • Oboe Performance

Biography

Shannon Groskreutz, Ph.D. is a visiting assistant professor of music theory at Stetson University where she teaches and coordinates courses in music theory, musical style and analysis, aural training and functional keyboard. She has recently guided select music theory, musical style and analysis, and aural training courses through curriculum revisions, including a recent textbook change to the core theory curriculum: A Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony by L. Poundie Burstein and Joseph N. Straus. 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 recorder 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.

Research

  • Performance and Analysis
  • Music Theory Pedagogy
  • Music and Disability
  • Paradigmatic Analysis
  • Narrative Analysis and Musical Meaning
  • 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 Lance Eccles' On the Pavement, a four-movement recorder duet, American Recorder, Spring 2015 Edition, p. 40.
  • 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.

As research assistant:

  • Alfonzo, Jesús J. Soggetto Cavato: La Historia y mis Relatos de Los Primeros Cinco Años de El Sistema. 1st Edition. Jesús Alfonzo, 2015.
  • 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