Ingrid T. Monson
Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music, supported
by the Time Warner Endowment; Graduate Advisor in Ethnomusicology
(on leave 2012-2013)
Music Building 202S
Professor Monson won the Sonneck
Society's 1998 Irving Lowens Prize for the best book in
American music for her 1996 Saying Something, Jazz
Improvisation and Interaction. Was also a founding
member of the nationally known Klezmer Conservatory Band,
and plays trumpet with jazz and salsa bands.
Monson was previously
Associate Professor of Music at Washington University in St.
Louis; she also taught at University of Michigan, Harvard
(as Visiting Professor) and University of Chicago. She has a
Ph.D. and an M.A. in Musicology from NYU, and a B.M. from
New England Conservatory. Monson just published Freedom Sounds on the impact of the Civil Rights Movement and
African Independence on the history of jazz, and is working on a book on the
musics of the African Diaspora. She was a founding member of
the Klezmer Conservatory Band.