Stephen J Gosden

Assistant Professor

Music • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Music Theory & Aural Skills


Ph.D., Music Theory

Yale University, 2012


M.A. & M.Phil., Music Theory

Yale University, 2007


B.Mus., Piano & Music Theory

University of British Columbia, 2005


A.R.C.T. Diploma, Piano Performance

Royal Conservatory of Music, 2002


Assistant Professor of Music Theory

University of North Florida, 2012-present


Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow and Visiting Instructor of Music Theory

Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 2011-12


Teaching Fellow

Yale University Music Technology Lab, 2010-11


Part-Time Acting Instructor of Music Theory

Yale University, 2007-09


Samuel Thorpe Jones and Charles Jones Dissertation Fellowship, Yale University, 2009-10

Richard J. Franke Fellowship, Yale University, 2005-07

University of British Columbia Medal in Music, 2005


Society for Music Theory

Publications & Presentations

"Convention and Context: Secondary Keys in the Finales of Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony and Third Piano Concerto"

  • 18th International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music. University of Toronto. June 2014.


"The 'Technology Tools' Session at FlipCamp Music Theory." In Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy (2013).


"Rachmaninoff's Branch on the Russian Oak: Rotational Form and Symmetrical Harmony in The Isle of the Dead and the 'Intermezzo' of the Third Piano Concerto"

  • Music Theory Society of New York State. Hunter College, CUNY. April 2012.
  • 17th International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music. University of Edinburgh. June 2012.
  • Society for Music Theory. New Orleans, LA. November 2012.


"Linear Fragmentation and Sequential Repetition in Rachmaninoff's Orchestral Music"

  • Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic. Pennsylvania State University. March 2010.
  • New England Conference of Music Theorists. University of Connecticut. April 2010.

GosdenContact Information

Building 45, Room 2704

(904) 620-5860