Joan Stubbe

Joan StubbeOffice: MUS 206
Phone: (408) 924-4649

Professor Joan Stubbe is a historical musicologist, pianist, and composer, and serves on the piano faculty at San José State University. Her scholarship is the chamber works of Beethoven and Bartók. She is a 1993 Harvard Fellow and participated in the NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers on the Beethoven Late String Quartets at Harvard University, led by Beethoven scholar Lewis Lockwood. In 1995, she presented "Beethoven's Use of Mathematical Structure: An Analysis of String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130: V and I" at the Pacific Central Annual Meeting of the College Music Society, CSU Sacramento. In 2003 she studied music theory and composition with Jonathan D. Kramer at Columbia University on Bartók’s piano works and orchestral chamber music. Her studies in composition also include work with Higo Harada, Stanley Hollingsworth, and Wilson Coker. Compositionally, she won First Place in the California State Music Teachers' Association Composition Competition for her piano work Images. In 1990, her composition, Idol: The Birth of Thought for electronic sounds, video, and dance, was performed on American Music Week at SJSU. She has composed for Cable Television and underscored the nationally televised production of Beyond War. Professor Stubbe has done advanced work with noted pianists Lee Pattison, William Erlendson, and Adolph Baller. In 2001, she received the President's Award for Excellence from the International President of the Mu Phi Epsilon Music Honor Fraternity.

Professor Stubbe has a BA and MA in piano performance and composition from SJSU. Currently, she is a doctoral student in Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.