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Ontario Alexander (he/him) is a Cross-Cultural Musicology Ph.D. student at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His area of study includes historical musicology in the French Baroque period and the roles of colonial history and theory in music.
As a student in the cross-cultural musicology program, I value contributions from multiple disciplines.
Interests: Italian-American communities, accordion, Neapolitan song, opera.
Siamak Barghi is an Iranian musician, and composer, and is currently a Ph.D. student in Musicology/Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his MA in Ethnomusicology in 2021 from the University of Tehran, Iran.
Lydia Barrett is in the PhD program in cross-cultural musicology.
Joseph Finkel is a second year Ph.D. student studying musicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts at degree at Youngstown State University in Ohio and his Master of Arts degree at Arizona State University.
Nelsen Hutchison grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where he began playing guitar and developing an eclectic taste for music at a young age.
David Long has been an accompanist, music director, multi-instrumentalist, and music educator in the Santa Cruz County and greater Bay Area since 2002.
Ms. Nabatian is a PhD student at UCSC and a musician specializing in Balkan and Turkish folk music. Her current research focuses on issues in migration and belonging for Iranian musicians in Western Turkey
Alexander (Alec) Nunes is a Ph.D. candidate in cross-cultural musicology. Until recently, his research examined Japanese American traditional music practices in California as its participants navigated tradition, gender, sexuality, white supremacy, and the legacy of anti-Asian sentiment.
Balakrishnan Raghavan is an accomplished musician, researcher, and educator. He is a doctoral student in cross-cultural musicology at the University of California Santa Cruz.
Savanna is a 4th year on the cross-cultural musicology Ph.D. track. She has a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Music from the University of California Davis. She is interested in teaching popular music courses specifically centered around rock n’ roll from the 1960’s in America.
Wesley Somers is a PhD student in Cross-Cultural Musicology at UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Literature from the same institution.
Ashwin Suseendran is a PhD Student in Cross-Cultural Musicology, as well as a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and teacher.
Stephanie Valadez is the Artistic Director and Chair of the Board for Xicameri Productions, a 501(c)3 organization that uplifts the voices of under-represented communities and promotes justice and equal opportunity through its thought-provoking music and dance. She enjoys collaborative and multi