Current Ph.D. Students

  • Ph.D. Candidate
    Teaching Fellow

    Jay is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in cultural musicology track and is an advisee of Amy C. Beal. His research combines oral histories with living composers and musicians, archival materials and performance of the music he studies, blending musicological and ethnomusicological methodologies with his...

  • Ph.D. Student
  • Ph.D. Student
  • Ph.D. Student

    Having come into the doctorate program with a master's I felt I had already been exposed to most of the areas of music that would interest me.  However, after having been here a year, I had discovered new interests, new historical areas, and new conceptual fields to pursue...

  • Ph.D. Student
  • PhD. Student
  • Ph.D. Candidate

    I arrived in Santa Cruz from Bogotá where I taught courses in music appreciation, musical cultures of the world, and “common practice” harmony, among others. My current research interest is in the politics of representation involved in the making of non-Colombian styles of cumbia. Related topics...

  • Ph.D. Student
  • Ph.D. Candidate and Teaching Fellow
  • Ph.D Ethnomusicology Student
  • Ph.D. Student
  • Ph.D., ABD Musicology
  • Ph.D. Student
  • Ph.D. Candidate
    Teaching Fellow
  • Ph.D. Candidate

    Michael Lindsey is an ethnomusicologist and doctoral candidate at UCSC. His primary research focuses on the musical traditions of South Asia, with a specific interest in the performance practices of the tabla and Kabuli rabab. Michael entered the graduate program at UCSC in 2011 after working in...

  • Ph.D. Student
  • Ph.D. Student

    Early Music Performer, I travelled around the world to meet musician from different classical music cultures, creating discussions about common issues. Through my UCSC PhD I wish to create bridges between performance and research, early music and ethnomusicology, and between culturally informed...

  • Ph.D. Student

    Daniel L Muñoz is currently beginning research on a dissertation on noise music in 21-century Los Angeles. His research interests span many topics such as music aesthetics, consonance and dissonance, new methods of musical analysis, intermedia theory, acousmatics, music and identity, sound art,...

  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Ph.D. Student
  • Ph.D. Student
  • Ph.D. Candidate

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