Current Ph.D. Students

  • Ph.D. Candidate

    Jay completed his Bachlors of Music in classical guitar performance in 2011 at UCSC, also completing an optional thesis entitled "Improvisational Models of Social Political Collectivity." He immediatly continued into the Ph.D. program in cross cultural musicology where he studies with Amy Beal....

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Ph.D., ABD Musicology
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  • Ph.D. Student

    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, the hand drums particular to Hindustani music. Michael entered the graduate program at...

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    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,...

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