John Covach

Professor of Music and Director of the Institute for Popular Music; Professor of Theory at Eastman School of Music · University of Rochester

John Covach is an expert on the history of popular and rock music, 12-tone music, and the philosophy and aesthetics of music.

Rock 'n' Roll Music and Culture Progressive Rock in the 1970s The Beatles Popular Music

Mark Katz, Ph.D.

Ruel W. Tyson Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Professor Katz teaches courses on music and technology, popular music and modern art music

Musicology Music Theory Music Education Academic Writing Chamber Music

Paul Humphreys

Professor of Music and Director, World Music Ensemble · Loyola Marymount University

Professor of Music and Director, World Music

Music Ethnomusicology Music and Religion Comparative Music Theory

Matt Sakakeeny

Associate Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology · Tulane University

Matt Sakakeeny studies the intersections of music, race and power.

Music Musicology Music Anthropology Ethnomusicology Brass Bands

Robert Darden, M.A.

Professor, Journalism, Public Relations and New Media · Baylor University

Darden is a professor in the department of journalism, PR & new media. He directs Baylor's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project.

Journalism Music Public Relations New Media African-American Gospel Music

Helen Odell-Miller

Professor of Music Therapy · Anglia Ruskin University

Helen is the lead researcher for HOMESIDE, an RCT trial for home-based music therapy for people with dementia & their family carer.

Personality Disorder Adult Mental Health Music Therapy Dementia Arts Therapies

Mary Simoni

Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences & Professor, Arts · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Works as a leading composer, author, teacher, pianist, and arts administrator

Sound Synthesis Interactive Electronics Music Education Music Theory Music Composition

Melissa Avdeeff

Assistant Professor · Coventry University

Popular culture, specialising in pop music; music technology and society; social media and fandom.

Artifical Intelligence and music Popular Music Popular Culture Music Technology and Society Fandom

Lawrence Johnson

Associate Professor of Music / Department Chair · Southern Utah University

Specializing in the international phonetic alphabet, french diction, and German art song literature

French Art Song Literature German Art Song Literature Performance Voice Performance Piano Performance

Steven Meredith

Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management for Graduate and Online Programs · Southern Utah University

Specializing in graduate programs, online education, and innovative higher education

Graduate Program Design Online Education Music Technology Tools, Platforms and Services Degree Pathways for Rural Students Music Copyright and Licensing

Johannes Goebel

Founding Director, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Serves as founding director of one of the country’s most invigorating hubs for performance

Performance Sound Installations Interactive Operas Interactive Electronics Music and Technology

Lynn Vartan

Professor of Music / Director of APEX Event Series · Southern Utah University

Known for her dynamic athleticism and exciting energy on stage, Dr. Vartan brings that same passion for music into her classroom.

Percussion Music Drumline Conducting Percussion Pedagogy

Michael Golden, DMA

Professor of Music Composition and Theory, and Director, Creative Arts Program · Soka University

Michael Golden’s teaching and creative interests include composition and jazz improvisation, music and ecology, and music and peacebuilding

Music and Ecology World Music Composition (including computer music) Music Theory Jazz and Improvisation

Gary Elkins, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience · Baylor University

Dr. Gary Elkins' areas of specialization are clinical psychology, health psychology, and hypnotherapy.

Clinical Psychology Health Psychology Hypnotherapy Hypnotherapy for Hot Flashes Breast Cancer Survivors

Keith M. Bradshaw

Associate Dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts, Professor of Music · Southern Utah University

Specializing in vocal and instrumental instruction, international preforming, and music theory pedagogy

Vocal and Instrumental Instruction Music Theory Pedagogy Musical Arrangements Music Education Aural Skills

Dave Kusek

Senior Partner · Digital Cowboys

Ed Tech and Business Consultant - Future of Education and Digital Media

Future of Media Future of Education Digital Music

Charis Kubrin

Professor · UC Irvine

Charis E. Kubrin is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and (by courtesy) Sociology.

Race, Ethnicity, and Crime Crime Trends Crime Immigration and Crime Rap Music and Media

Greg Coakley

Consultant / Analyst Music Industry · The Coakley Group, LLC

Music Industry Strategist

The Future of Music Indie Music Music 2.0

Kathleen Martin Ginis

Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences · University of British Columbia

Mental health benefits of exercise | Body Image | Exercise behaviour change |Disability | Women | Knowledge Translation

Exercise Psychology Health Behaviour Change Exercise behaviour change Exercise and mental health Body Image

Jordan Smith

Conductor · Symphony Number One

Conductor

Music Classical Music Opera