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Samuel B. Cushman

Ph.D. Student
Research Interests: 

North Indian classical music, tabla performance practice, pedagogy, improvisation, sound studies, music perception & cognition

Selected Presentations: 

"Cultural Intersections through Raga: North Indian Classical Music and Academic Community Building." Paper delivered April 2017 at the Center for South Asian Studies 34th Annual Symposium, University of Hawai'i, Manoa 

Honors and Awards: 

UCSC Regent's Fellowship, 2015

Brander Wyatt Morrison Prize, University of Virginia, 2010. Awarded for outstanding undergraduate contributions to the McIntire Department of Music.

FLAS Summer Language Fellowship 2016 & 2017


Education and Training: 
B.A., Music & History, University of Virginia