UCSB Music Alumna Katherine Meizel PhD '07/DMA '04 authors “Music And Protest, Hand In Hand: Songs Of The Student Walkouts” for NPR Music

Katherine MeizelUCSB Music alumna Katherine Meizel PhD '07/DMA '04 recently authored an article for NPR Music’s “The Record” entitled “Music And Protest, Hand In Hand: Songs Of The Student Walkouts”, which surveys the musical performances of the March 14th student walkouts in the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Dr. Meizel, an associate professor of ethnomusicology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, breaks the performances down into five thematic categories: songs that drove the African American Civil Rights movement, songs that reference the struggle for civil rights, songs about peace, anthems, and original songs created by students.
 
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Katherine Meizel is an associate professor of ethnomusicology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She earned her PhD in ethnomusicology at UCSB, and also holds a doctorate in vocal performance. Her research includes topics in voice and identity, popular music and media, religion, American identities, and disability studies. Her book Idolized: Music, Media, and Identity in American Idol (IU Press) was published in 2011; she also wrote about Idol for the magazine Slate from 2007 to 2011. She is currently co-editing the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies, and completing a monograph for Oxford University Press titled Multivocality: An Ethnography of Singing on the Borders of Identity.
 
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