Teresa L. Reed

Teresa Reed

Professor of MusicLorton Performance Center 2150
918-631-3164
teresa-reed@utulsa.edu

Teresa Reed specializes in Music Theory and African-American Music.  She holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University, and has worked in both test development and assessment for the GRE in Music, the Major Field Test in Music, and the Advanced Placement Exam in Music Theory.  She is currently Chief Reader for the AP Exam in Music Theory.  Her research on African-American music appears in reviews, articles, and book chapters, and her book, The Holy Profane:  Religion in Black Popular Music (2003) has received favorable reviews and citations in Publisher’s Weekly, Choice, and Vibe Magazine. The Holy Profane was also a 2004 winner of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections’ Excellence Award.  

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Music Theory and African-American Studies, Indiana University
  • M.M., Music Theory, The University of Tulsa
  • B.A., Music, Valparaiso University

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Music Theory and Literature
  • African-American Music

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Phillips Theological Seminary, 2004-2005

Courses Taught at TU

  • Ear Training Lab I, II, III, IV (MUS 1011, 1021, 2011, 2021)
  • Music Theory I, II, III, IV (MUS 1013, 1023, 2013, 2023)
  • Music History I, II, III (MUS 3253, 3263, 3273 )

Awards & Recognition

  • 2005 Named one of ten Emerging Scholars for 2004 in the January 13, 2005 Rising Stars edition "Black Issues in Higher Education".
  • 2005 Student Athletic Committee “Faculty Member of the Year” for AY 2004—05, The University of Tulsa.
  • 2004 ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. The Holy Profane won in the category of Best Research in Recorded Rock, Rhythm & Blues or Soul.
  • 2002 Nominee, University Teaching Award, Tulsa University.

Publications

  • Flora Batson
    2008, in African American National Biography, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds. W.E.B. DuBois Institute, Harvard University and Oxford University Press.
  • Black Women in Classical Music: An Overview
    2007, In More than the Blues: Interdisciplinary Essays on African American Women Musicians. Eileen Hayes, Linda Williams, eds. University of Illinois Press.
  • Patti LaBelle
    2008, in African American National Biography, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds. W.E.B. DuBois Institute, Harvard University and Oxford University Press.
  • People Get Ready: A New History of Black Gospel Music by Robert Darden
    2005, New York and London: Continuum Press, 2004. Book review published in The Cresset (Valparaiso University Press.)
  • The Holy Profane: Religion in Black Popular Music
    2003, Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky. (Paperback edition released October, 2004.)