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Julie Hubbert

Associate Professor
Film and Media Studies Program
University of South Carolina

Office: 318 School of Music
Phone Number: (803) 777-2314
Julie Hubbert


PhD, Musicology, Yale University, 1996
MM, Piano Performance, Manhattan School of Music (NYC), 1989
BM, Piano Performance, University of Southern California, 1987


Professor Hubbert has been at the forefront nationally of efforts to incorporate the study of music in Film and Media Studies. She is the author of Celluloid Symphonies: Texts and Contexts in Film Music History (University of California Press, 2011) and co-editor or Musical Theater as Global Culture: Wagner’s Legacy Today (Würzburg: Verlag Konisghaus & Neumannn, 2017). In addition, she has published numerous articles on a variety of topics in the history of film music, including music at the New York movie palaces in the 1920s, Eisenstein's theory of montage, the influence of cinema verite in early 1970s soundtracks, and popular music in the films of Martin Scorsese. She is currently completing a book entitled The Auteur as Audiophile:  Music in New Hollywood Film, for which she received an NEH Summer Stipend in 2016.


Hubbert has been awarded the Cantey Outstanding Faculty Award (2013) and the Michael J. Mungo Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2006). In Film and Media Studies, her courses include:

Music and the Hollywood Film
The American Film Musical

Areas of Specialization 

19th and 20th Century Music; American Music; Mahler/Second Viennese School
Film music; Musicals; Auteurs; Tarantino; Scorsese