Liza Munk is an MA/Phd student in Ethnomusicology at UC Santa Barbara.
In 2014, she received her B.A in Ethnomusicology from Franklin and Marshall College. At F&M, Liza studied under Dr. Sylvia Alajaji, who supervised her honors thesis, “Total Praise: Musical Community and the Bahá’í Choral Music Festival,” based on fieldwork in Wilmette, Illinois.
An active musician in multiple styles, Liza currently studies the 'ud and nay with Dr. Scott Marcus. In Fall 2012, Liza was the oboist for the New York Arabic Orchestra, performing at Columbia University and Detroit Symphony Hall. She also served as principal oboist and section leader of the Franklin and Marshall College Orchestra and Philharmonia, the college’s chamber orchestra.
Liza’s research interests include Middle Eastern and Jordanian underground music scenes, gender and identity issues, and popular music studies.