Nancy Rogers, Professor of Music Theory, supervises first-year music theory at FSU and has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including music cognition, music theory pedagogy, Broadway musicals, and practical keyboard harmony. She received FSU’s Undergraduate Teaching Award and has also been nominated for graduate teaching awards. This fall, she is leading a Graduate Student Workshop (“Intersections of Music Cognition and Music Theory Pedagogy”) at the Society for Music Theory annual meeting. In 2023, she will keynote the annual meeting of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic; she will also serve as faculty at the annual Workshops in Music Theory Pedagogy (held in Vancouver, BC).
With research interests focusing particularly on music cognition and its pedagogical implications, Dr. Rogers has presented papers at numerous national, international, and regional conferences. The tenth edition of Music for Sight Singing (Pearson), co-authored with Robert W. Ottman, was released in 2018; the corresponding Rhythm Generator software (co-developed with William Wieland) is freely available online. Other publications have appeared in The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy, Music Theory Online, Applied Cognitive Psychology, the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, and Intégral.
Professor Rogers is a past Vice President of the Society for Music Theory; she has served as Secretary of the Society for Music Theory, President of Music Theory Southeast, and Treasurer of Music Theory Midwest. Before coming to Florida State University, she was on the faculties of Northwestern University, the University of Iowa, and Lawrence University. She is actively involved with the Advanced Placement program in Music Theory through the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is currently a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy.
Professor Rogers received the PhD from the Eastman School of Music, where she won both school-wide and university-wide teaching awards. She also holds the MM in music theory from the University of Michigan, the BM in music theory and composition from Northwestern University, and the BA in linguistics from Northwestern University. Dr. Rogers is a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities.
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