C. Joshua Tucker joins Ethnomusicology Program
Joshua Tucker comes to the Brown University Department of Music from the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology. Tucker earned the Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Michigan and has held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard and the University of Chicago. Tucker's research area—Latin American music, with an emphasis on Peru and Brazil—is a topic of major importance in the discipline, and has a strong constituency at Brown. His work is at the forefront of the discipline: he addresses the musical issues of urbanization, nationalist appropriation, revivalism, and transnational circulation. He has a deep knowledge of anthropology that will allow him to interact productively with our colleagues in Anthropology and Latin American Studies. His newest research concerns the history of Brazilian choro music. Tucker has extensive experience directing Pan-Andean Music ensembles and plans to establish such an ensemble at Brown. He may develop a Brazilian choro ensemble in the future as well. We in the Music Department are excited that Tucker will be joining us in July 2011.