Katelyn Rose Hearfield

Third Year Graduate Student in Musicology
Room 103, Lerner Music Building

Katelyn Hearfield’s research focuses on cultural taboos in the performance of popular music. With her work, she seeks to uncover the ways in which women and queer performers have challenged normative identities and presented subversive messages to their audiences. Projects range from the development of feminine identity in World War II popular song to narratives of female-perpetrated domestic violence in country music. She has been fortunate enough to present her work internationally, including Northwestern University (as part of the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium) and the University of Toronto. Katelyn strives to connect with the community as both a scholar and musician and is excited to do so this year in Philadelphia as the Graduate Associate for the Music and Social Change program in Fisher Hassenfeld College House. Katelyn holds a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Geneseo and Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Photo credit: Christina Belknap Photography.