Many Musics of America

Artist Category: Performer / Speaker

Desiree Overree

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Desiree Overree grew up in Texas and participated in the same contests and concerts as the students you see on stage. She attained her Bachelor of Music Education degree with Highest Honors at Sam Houston State University and now teaches for Katy ISD. Under her […]

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Matthew Morrison

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Matthew D. Morrison, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, is an Assistant Professor in the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Matthew holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from Columbia University, an M.A. in Musicology from The […]

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Ashleigh Gordon

Ashleigh Gordon

​Ashleigh Gordon is co-founder, Artistic/Executive Director and violist of Castle of our Skins, a Boston-based concert and educational series devoted to celebrating Black Artistry through music. In recognition of her work, she has presented at IDEAS UMass Boston Conference and 180 Degrees Festival in Bulgaria; has […]

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Jasmine Chen

Jasmine Chen is a Grammy-nominated audio engineer and vocal producer who works in Music and Film. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, she began interning at Forecast Recordings while working at IO Music Academy as IO’s Partnerships & Studio Manager. She also freelanced […]

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R. Larry Todd

R. Larry Todd is Arts & Sciences Professor at Duke University. His books include Mendelssohn: A Life in Music (Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sein Leben, seine Musik), “likely to be the standard biography for a long time to come” (New York Review of Books), and Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn, […]

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Katharina Uhde

Katharina Uhde, DMA, PhD, is Associate Professor of Music at Valparaiso University. She is the author of The Music of Joseph Joachim (Boydell & Brewer, 2018). Her articles on Joseph Joachim have appeared in journals including Nineteenth-Century Music Review, and The Musical Times, and The Musical Quarterly. Uhde has written […]

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Adolfo Estrada

Adolfo Estrada is an Assistant Professor in the School of Music and Director of Latin Music Studies at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. His research focuses on historical and contemporary mariachi performance practice. Utilizing Victor Turner’s notion of communitas, his dissertation, “Ritual and […]

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Mariachi Nueva Generación de Texas State University

Mariachi Nueva Generación (MNG) became a class at Texas State University in the fall of 1997. MNG is dedicated to the study and performance of all genres associated with mariachi, including, among others, the son, the huapango, the bolero, and the polka. Since its creation, […]

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Rhiannon Giddens

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The acclaimed musician Rhiannon Giddens uses her art to excavate the past and reveal bold truths about our present. A MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, Giddens co-founded the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, and she has been nominated for six additional Grammys for her work as […]

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Chris Flicek

Chris Flicek

Chris Flicek is a professional videographer and photographer living in Cincinnati, OH with his wife Erin. He graduated from Saint Olaf College in 2017 with a degree in Economics. Connecting with people and helping tell their stories through video and photos is his passion. When […]

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