Instructor, Theory, Area Coordinator
Contact: (904) 620-5860
Stephen Gosden holds a Ph.D. in Music Theory from Yale University, a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia, and an A.R.C.T. diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of North Florida, he was a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow and Visiting Instructor of Music Theory at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio.
Dr. Gosden's research interests include harmony and theories of harmonic function, phrase rhythm, and the relationship between form and genre in nineteenth- and twentieth-century music, as well as semiotic, hermeneutic, and narratological approaches to the study of musical meaning. He has presented papers at annual meetings of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic, the New England Conference of Music Theorists, and the Music Theory Society of New York State, and at the Seventeenth Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music in Edinburgh. His dissertation is titled "Rachmaninoff's Middle-Period Orchestral Music: Style, Structure, and Genre."