Assistant Professor of Music
Location: CPAC 227D
Phone: (657) 278-5158
Please contact the Music Office
(657) 278-3511 for current office hours
Katherine Reed, Assistant Professor of Musicology, is a recent graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned a PhD in musicology. Reed holds her master’s degree in trombone performance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City; she is an active teacher and performer. Katherine’s research interests include musical semiotics, the use of pre-existing music in film, and British popular music, particularly David Bowie’s works of the 1970s. Her dissertation addresses musical reuse in the films of David Lynch, Terrence Malick, and Todd Haynes. Katherine’s work has appeared in Music and the Moving Image and The Avid Listener. She contributed to the inaugural series of the Society for American Music’s Digital Lectures in American Music with a lecture on the murder ballad of Stagger Lee. Katherine’s current book project, Hooked to the Silver Screen: David Bowie and the Moving Image, is supported by a research fellowship at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame library and archives in Cleveland, Ohio.