Dr. Jeremy Robins

Dr. Robins encourages his students to excel both musically and academically, equipping them to engage music at a high level analytically, aurally, and in prose.


Dr. Robins joined the Department of Music at Claflin University in 2018 following a year teaching at his alma mater, Stetson University, in DeLand, Florida. He earned his Masters and Ph.D. in Music Theory from Florida State University after spending six years teaching high school band in Central Florida.

Dr. Robins’s primary research area is popular music, but he also has extensive interest in form and music theory pedagogy. As a former high school teacher band director, he values the musical skill sets he imparts to his students, particularly in aural skills classes.


Ph.D. in Music Theory and Composition – Florida State University

M.M. in Music Theory and Composition – Florida State University

B.M.E - Stetson University

Research Interests

Popular Music

Form and Analysis

Music Theory Pedagogy

Aural Skills Pedagogy

Music Cognition

Recent Presentations

“Double-Tonic Complexes and Singer Agency in Popular Music”
Florida State University Music Theory Forum (January 2018)
Society for Music Theory Annual Conference (Accepted - November, 2018)

“Defining Phrases in Popular Music”
Society for Music Theory Annual Conference (November, 2017

“The Dominant Problem in Haydn’s String Quartet, Op.74, no.1, iv”
Music Theory Southeast/South Central Society for Music Theory (April 2016)


Jeremy Rubins
Dr. Jeremy Robins
Assistant Professor of Music Theory
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Music Building 202