New Yorker, JOAN STUBBE is a doctoral cohort student in Music Education,
with emphases on piano pedagogy, theory and composition, at Teachers
College, Columbia University. Her current studies include work with
noted educators Drs. Harold Abeles and Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, and noted
theorist, composer and scholar Dr. Jonathan Kramer.
Ms. Stubbe received her Masters degree in composition and her Bachelors
degree in piano performance, both from San Jose State University, where
she is currently on the piano faculty. She has also taught at San Jose
City College, West Valley College and in the theory department at Santa
Clara University. Ms. Stubbe has actively studied piano since age four,
and advanced work with noted pianists Lee Pattison, William Erlendson
and Adolph Baller.
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
Beethovens Use of Mathematical Structure: An Analysis of
String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130: I and V at the
Pacific Central Annual Meeting of the College Music Society, CSU Sacramento.
Compositionally, she won First Place in the California State Music Teachers
Association Composition Competition for her piano work Images. In 1990,
her composition Ido:
The Birth of Thought, for electronic sounds, video and dance was performed
on American Music Week at SJSU. She has also composed for Cable Television
and underscored the nationally televised production of Beyond War. In
2001, she received the Presidents Award for Excellence from the
International President of the Mu Phi Epsilon Music Honor Fraternity.