PhD, Music (Ethnomusicology), CUNY;
MA, Music, CUNY;
BMus, (Jazz Composition), Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Assistant Professor, EthnomusicologyProfile:
I believe that composing, performing, writing, listening, and discussing are interrelated ways of engaging with music. I am fascinated by the different repertoires, compositional techniques, and performance styles that people have cultivated around the world. As a saxophonist and composer, I take great pleasure in unfamiliar situations and new aesthetic experiences.Courses Taught:
- Punk and Noise
- NYC: Musical Diasporas
- Music in Jewish Life
- Global Perspectives on Music
“The Blues as a Concealed Locus of Power in Punk Style.” Paper presented at Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, November 2010.
“Bill Finegan’s Gershwin Arrangements and the American Concept of Hybridity.” Journal of the Society for American Music 2(4).
“Israel and Other Homelands in Bukharian Song.” Paper presented at “Hearing Israel: Music, Culture, and History at 60,” University of Virginia, Charlottesville, April 2008.
Critical Minded: New Approaches to Hip Hop Studies, co-edited with Ellie M. Hisama. ISAM Monographs No. 35. Brooklyn, NY: Institute for Studies in American Music, 2005.
“Performing Compositional Processes.” Paper presented at Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting (as part of panel “SEM Composers Present Their Music”), Atlanta, November 2005.
Tues. & Thurs. 10-12Email:email@example.comResearch Interests:
Intersections of composition and improvisation; music of Iran, Central Asia, and the United States; issues of ethnicity, race, and diasporaProfessional Affiliations:
Awards and Honors:
- Society for Ethnomusicology
- Society for American Music
- Association for Jewish Studies
- Jewish Music Forum, Executive Director
Dorot Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University, 2007-2008.
Goldie and David Blanksteen Dissertation Award in Jewish Studies, Center for Jewish Studies (CUNY), 2006.