Katherine Reed

Associate Professor of Music

Katherine Reed


Location: CPAC 227D
Phone: (657) 278-5158
Email: kareed@fullerton.edu

Please contact the Music Office 
(657) 278-3511 for current office hours


351B,C, Music History and Literature

355, Music in Film

500, Introduction to Graduate Studies

557, Graduate Seminar in Film Music

558, Graduate Seminar in Popular Music

Katherine Reed, Associate 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. At CSUF she teaches courses in music history, popular music, and film music.

Dr. Reed’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 work has appeared in Music and the Moving Image, Popular Music and Society, and The Avid Listener. She has forthcoming chapters in Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Research and Oxford Handbook of Music and Advertising. 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 LeeOpens in new window . With Reba Wissner, she is the coeditor of the forthcoming collection Music in Twin Peaks: Listen to the Sounds, to which she also contributed. Her current book project, Hooked to the Silver Screen: David Bowie and the Moving Image, was supported by a CSUF Innovative Research and Creative Activities Grant and a research fellowship at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame library and archives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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