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School of Music

Faculty and Staff

Julie Hubbert

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

School of Music Room 318

Office Hours:

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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