Nancy Rogers, Professor of Music Theory, supervises first-year music theory at FSU and has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including both common-practice and post-tonal theory and analysis, music cognition, Broadway musicals, music theory pedagogy, and practical keyboard harmony. In 2013, she received the Florida State University Undergraduate Teaching Award, and she has also been nominated for graduate teaching awards at FSU. Dr. Rogers has been selected to lead a Graduate Student Workshop at the Society for Music Theory annual meeting in 2021.
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 is 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.
Dr. 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.
Dr. Rogers received the Ph.D. from the Eastman School of Music, where she won both school-wide and university-wide teaching awards. She also holds the M.M. in music theory from the University of Michigan, the B.M. in music theory and composition from Northwestern University, and the B.A. in linguistics from Northwestern University. Dr. Rogers is a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities.