Texas Tech University

Stacey Jocoy

Associate Professor of Musicology

Email: stacey.jocoy@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-2852

Office: School of Music, Room 226

Stacey Jocoy

Stacey Jocoy is an Associate Professor of Music at Texas Tech University, School of Music. As a specialist in Early-Modern Studies, she focuses on intersections between politics, staged music, and vernacular song of the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Her investigations into Shakespearean, Jacobean, and Restoration soundscapes consider how music—from street ballads to composed mad songs—was heard on the contemporary stage, what the music and surrounding aurality meant for contemporary audiences, and how this contextualized hearing can continue to impact modern audiences today. Dr. Jocoy also researches soundtrack music, primarily soundtracks for animation. Her exploration of music in Japanese anime reassesses these works in light of sociopolitical issues including globalization, Japanese gender, and racial negotiations.

Her international research and archival work have been supported by fellowships from the Huntington Library, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the William A. Clark Library at UCLA, and the Renaissance Symposium of the Newberry Library. She has been a Fellow in the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and a recipient of the William Nugent Music Fellowship from Illinois. In Texas, her work has been closely related to and supported by the University of North Texas Special Collections Libraries, the TTU Lyerla Award, the TTU Office of International Affairs, and the Office of Research and Innovation. 

She regularly presents at peer-reviewed national, international, and interdisciplinary conferences, as well as public speaking engagements. Recent presentations include Japan Foundation, NY webinar on “The Power of Music in Anime” (https://www.jfny.org/event/the-power-of-music-in-anime/), presentation at English Theater Culture, 1660-1737 Symposium, Masaryk University (Brno, Czechia), plenary presentation at the South-Central Renaissance Society 2019 annual meeting (TTU), and the Mechademia Conference, Kyoto, Japan (May 2021).

 Dr. Jocoy serves on the boards for the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music and the North American British Music Studies Association. She is affiliated faculty with the TTU Honors College, the Women's and Gender Studies Department, and is a member of the TTU Teaching Academy.

Select Publications

 “The Gendered ‘Irishness' of Fantasy Anime Aurality,” chapter in Animation and Public Engagement, Francisco Ortega and Jorgelina Orfila, editors (Vernon Press, 2021. forthcoming).

 “Captain McHeath's Last Goodnight: The Ballad Medley of the First Ballad Opera.” Theatralia 24.1: “Performance Cultures of English Restoration (1660–1737)” (April 2021. forthcoming).

 “Tom a Bedlam's Masculine Melancholy and Lear's Missing Mad Song” chapter in Kingship and Madness on the Early Modern Stage, Christina Dennehy, editor (Routledge 2021. forthcoming).

 “Musically Locating the Animated Samurai: Global Appeal versus Japanese Traditionalism” and Introduction: “Sound Matters.” Mechademia, 13.2: “Soundscapes, Stacey Jocoy, guest editor (University of Minnesota Press, 2020).

 John Playford's Brief Introduction to the Skill of Music, edited by Stacey Jocoy. Series: Music Theory in Britain, 1500-1700, Jessie Ann Owens, series ed. Abingdon, UK: Taylor and Francis, 2021.

 “The Violin Suite, Op. 6, and the Road toward the Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge.” In Inspiration: Essays on Benjamin Britten from a centenary symposium. David Forrest, Stacey Jocoy, and Quinn Patrick Ankrum, eds. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.

 “Henry Lawes and the Mirthful Music of Robert Herrick's Hesperides,” published in the collection, ‘Lords of Wine and Oile': Community and Conviviality in the Work of Robert Herrick, Tom Cain and Ruth Connolly, eds. London: Oxford University Press, 2011.

 Courses Taught

 History of Western Music I: The Early Period & II: The Common-Practice Period, surveys and seminars in the music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods; History of Opera; History of British Music; Music and Cosmology; Paleography, Codicology, and Notation of Music; Musical Iconography; Music and Shakespeare's Stage; Music and the Restoration; Graduate Music History Survey; Mozart and the Age of Revolutions (Hons)

Music Research Methods and Bibliography; Introduction to Musicology; Interdisciplinary Arts Histories (VPA); Research Methods in the Humanities (Hons)

Music and Animation, K-Pop & Asian Popular Music, Musics of Asia: Tradition Meets Pop (Hons); OLLIE: Music of Bach, Music of Mozart, and Music and Shakespeare


 Ph.D. in Musicology, University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign

M.M. in Musicology, University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Arts in Music History and English Literature, with honors in music, Oberlin College