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Jared Holton

Assistant Professor

Jared Holton teaches Ethnomusicology and Musicology classes at UGA. He holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of California in Santa Barbara (2022). As a pianist, vocalist, and Arabic ‘ud (lute) performer, he approaches teaching and research as a musician. His current research explores the musical modes of North Africa and how the theory and practice of these modes relate to non-musical associations, such as the body, nonhuman beings, and identity. His qualifications in piano performance, global studies, and music pedagogy inform his current course offerings at UGA in Arabic Modes: Theory and Practice, Music and Orientalism, Histories of Western Art Music, and Popular Music in the United States. He directs the UGA Middle Eastern ensemble and is a co-chair for the Society for Arab Music Research in the Society for Ethnomusicology.

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