Constance Cook, musicologist and pianist, is director of the MGS program. She concentrates on The American Musical, Leonard Bernstein, Music for the Listener, and Music of War and Peace. IU recognition includes the Commission on Multi-Cultural Understanding Faculty Award and the Disability Student Services Award, as well as grants and Arts Week awards. Cook is the co-creator of two summits on the topic of Music, Business, and Peace.
Andy Hollinden, composer, producer, and performer, focuses on The Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll History, The Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix, and Frank Zappa. He has lectured internationally on Zappa and brought members of The Mothers of Invention, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and The Beach Boys to IU as guest speakers. Hollinden has recorded with numerous rock bands and has released 10 CDs of his original music. He recently received the IU Trustees Teaching Award.
Aida Huseynova, musicologist and pianist, specializes in East-West Encounters, Music of the Silk Road, Music of Russia, and Popular Music of Europe and Asia. She is the consultant for Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project and the Mark Morris Dance Group. Huseynova’s awards include a Mellon Foundation grant, Fulbright fellowship, and U.S. State Department Junior Faculty fellowship. She is the author of Music of Azerbaijan: From Mugham to Opera.
Emily Barbosa, music theorist and educator, brings her passion for experienced-based music analysis into her music theory classes.
Daniel Bishop, musicologist specializing in film, with a dissertation titled “Sounding the Past in the New Hollywood Cinema.”
Sherri Bishop, musicologist specializing in music of the Renaissance, completed a dissertation titled “Authorship, Attribution, and Advertising in Venetian Madrigal Prints, 1538-1580.”
Rachel Caswell, jazz vocalist and educator, has performed nationwide and produced acclaimed recordings, bringing a fresh approach to vocal improvisation and popular song interpretation.
Craig Davis, composer and educator, teacher courses on Minimalism, Film, and Music Theory.
Nathan Davis, musician, educator, administrator specializing in regional and community-based music engagement initiatives.
Nicole DiPaolo, pianist, educator, and music theory instructor, teaches online introductory theory courses.
Hilary Glen, cellist and educator, teaches courses on music history and performs in chamber ensembles and with the Atlanta Opera and Ballet.
Scott Grieb, guitarist, musicologist, and composer, teaches American music and songwriting.
Alissa Guntren, music theorist and pianist, teaches theory and skills courses for musical theater, and has interests in music and mindfulness.
Petar Jankovic, guitarist, has been an active performer and teacher in the United States and Europe since 1985 and has released several CDs.
Eric Lindsay, award-winning composer, brings several years of experience as a film scorer in Hollywood to MGS, where he teaches film music, remixing, producing EDM, and mixed media.
Gabe Lubell, composer and astronomer, teaches courses on “The Cosmic Imagination,” Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and music theory.
Paul Mahern, record producer/engineer and lead singer of seminal punk band Zero Boys, teaches the history of punk rock.
Sarah Mahnken, music theorist and educator, teaches courses on music theory.
Alejandra Martinez, operatic singer, librettist, and podcaster, teaches operatic history and Latin American music.
Oliver Nelson Jr., jazz flutist, teacher, and lecturer, has recorded with several jazz legends, including Benny Golson and Bela Fleck, and presented a variety of jazz workshops and classes.
Alex Ostergard, organist, composer, and video game expert, teaches courses on the music of video games.
Jeremy Podgursky, composer, teaches composition and courses on music and multimedia.
Chris Renk, composer, teaches courses on film and music and multimedia.
Tislam Swift, opera singer, specialist in opera and music of the African American experience.
Atanas Tzvetkov, guitarist and director of the pre-college guitar program, teaches ukulele and guitar.
Nicolette van den Bogerd, musicologist, focuses on music and the Holocaust, Jewish Studies, and music and politics, with a specific lens on twentieth century Poland and East and Central Europe. She teaches Music for the Listener for MGS.
Raymond Wise, director of the African American Choral Ensemble and member of the African American Arts Institute faculty, is in demand as a composer, conductor, singer, and pianist in the United States and abroad.
Christine Wisch, musicologist, violinist and educator, specializes in nineteenth-century Spanish music, historiography, and public musicology. She currently teaches Women Musicians for MGS.
Alexis Witt, musicologist specializing in Russian and American music, with a dissertation entitled “Networks of Performance and Patronage: Russian Artists in American Dance, Vaudeville, and Opera, 1909-1947.”
Elizabeth Yao, pianist, oversees the piano classes for non-major students.