Julianne Grasso


Julianne Grasso is a PhD candidate in Music History and Theory at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, “Video Game Music, Meaning, and the Possibilities of Play” explores how music can shape playful experiences in virtual worlds, and how play can shape musical meaning in turn. Her other research interests include music cognition, public music theory, and inclusive and accessible pedagogy.

Teaching Experience

MUSI/MAAD 26819: Video Game Music as Play and Discipline (Instructor, Spring 2019)
MUSI 14300: Music Theory Fundamentals (Instructor, Spring 2018)
HUMA 160/1/200 – Media Aesthetics: Image, Text, Sound (Writing Instructor, AY 2017-18)
MUSI 25100: Analysis of Classical Music (Instructor, Winter 2017)
MUSI 151/2/300: Harmony and Voice Leading (Course Assistant, AY 2015-16)
MUSI 10100: Introduction to Western Art Music (Course Assistant, Spring 2015)