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Faculty and Staff

Julie Hubbert

Title: Professor / Music History / Core Faculty Film / Media Studies
School of Music
Phone: 803-777-3214

School of Music Room 318


Music History Studies
Film and Media Studies



Ph.D., Yale University (Music History)
M.M., Manhattan School of Music (Piano Performance)
B.M., University of Southern California (Piano Performance) 

Areas of Specialization

• Film Music
• American Music
• 19th/20th Century Music
• Mahler/Second Viennese School 

Recent Courses

• FILM 510A - Music and the Hollywood Film
• MUSC 455 - History of Western Music - 1850 to present
• MUSC 758 – Music in the 19th Century
• MUSC 759 - 20th/21st Century Music
• MUSC 744 - 20th-Century American Music
• MUSC 744 - Russian Nationalism
• MUSC 744 - Mahler and His Contemporaries
• MUSC 744 - Music about Music 

Selected Publications

• Celluloid Symphonies: Texts and Contexts in Film Music History
(Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011)

• “'My Way': Rhythm, Text and Musical Style in Scorsese’s Goodfellas,” Popular Music
and the Recent Auteur, ed. by Arved Ashby (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

• “The Compilation Soundtrack from the 1960s—to the Present,” Oxford Handbook of
Music in Film and Visual Media, ed. by David Neumeyer (Oxford University
Press, forthcoming)

• "He Got Copland: Musical Style in the Postmodern Soundtrack," Zwichen “U” und “E”:
Grenzenuberschreitungen in der Musik nach 1950,” Friedrich Geiger / Frank
Hentschel (Hrsg.) (Wien: Peter Lang Verlag, 2011), pp. 135-157

• “Eisenstein’s Theory of Film Music: Surreal, Silent and Early Sound Antecedents,”
Composing for the Screen in the USSR and Germany, edited by Robynn Stilwell
and Philip Powrie (Indiana University Press, 2007), pp. 125-147

• “Modernism at the Movies: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and a Silent Film Score
Revisited” The Musical Quarterly, 88/1 (Winter, 2006), pp. 63-94

• “Bach and the Rolling Stones: Scorsese and the Postmodern Soundtrack in Casino”
Tonspuren: Musik und Film, Musik im Film Studien zur Wertungsforchung,
edited by Andreas Dorschel (Vienna -London - New York: Universal Editions, 2005),
pp. 43-69

• “Whatever Happened to Great Movie Music: Cinéma Vérité and Hollywood Film Music
of the 1970s” American Music 21/2 (Summer, 2003), pp. 180-213 

Teaching Awards

Michael J. Mungo Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2006 

Current Research

• The Compilation Score in Post-Classical and Post-Modern Film
(manuscript in progress)

• “Politics, War and Documentary Film Music: Roy Harris and the Problem of
One Tenth of a Nation” (article in progress)

Wagner World Wide 2013:
Orphans, A Film Symposium: 

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