AJ Kluth, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Music
College of Arts and Sciences

AJ Kluth is a musicologist with interdisciplinary interests in music and philosophy. Primarily concerned with music after 1950, his teaching and research focus on experimentalisms, popular music, and aesthetics. His publications appear in the Journal of Jazz StudiesThe International Journal of New Media, Technology, and the Arts, and DownBeat Magazine and he has presented research at conferences throughout the United States, UK, and Europe. As a saxophonist he has worked in American and European scenes and has been a teaching artist for the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

MUHI 590 Methods and Topics in Ethnomusicology
MUHI 395A Capstone for Music Majors
MUHI 501 Introduction to Postmodernity and Postmodern Musicology
SAGES 294D 20th Century American Music and Cultural Criticism
SAGES USSY 211 Beethoven in the Age of Revolution

Education

PhD
Ethnomusicology
UCLA
2018
MA, Humanities and Social Thought
NYU
2013
MM, Jazz Saxophone Performance
DePaul
2006

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