Katie Flannery is currently affiliate faculty at the Metropolitan State University of Denver where she teaches courses in Western art music history as well as American popular music history. Katie has a very diverse background in music with specialty areas ranging from clarinet studies to medieval music history to American popular music. She offers her students a unique perspective to studying music history and popular culture. She has presented papers on pilgrimage, myth and ritual in the Phish community as well as an analysis of "Dark Star" by the Grateful Dead. Other research areas include baseball and music, popular music and journalism, and war and violence in American popular music.
Katie has been involved in the Denver local music scene for the past ten years and writes music articles for local papers.