Alexander Stewart, Ph.D.

Education & Teaching


EDUCATION     

 

GRADUATE CENTER: THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

      Ph.D. in Music (Ethnomusicology Concentration), 2000 (Barry S. Brook Award for Best Dissertation in Music)

 

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

      Master of Music, Jazz and Commercial, 1991

 

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, C.W. POST           

      B.F.A.,summa cum laude, Music Education, 1988

  

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT

        Professor, 2012-present

        Associate Professor, 2005-2012 

            Assistant Professor, 1999-2005

            Jazz Studies Coordinator, 2003-present

            Director, Integrated Fine Arts Program, 2008- 2012

            Director, Latin American Studies Program, Spring 2006; 2011-16

 

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, C.W. POST

            Instructor in Music, 1988-1999

            Director of Jazz Studies

 

Additional courses at:

            The New School(Jazz and American Culture), 1995-1997

            John Jay College of CUNY (History of Jazz and Rock)1995


FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP IN MEXICO 2006-7

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

Jazz History

Jazz Improvisation I & II

World Music Cultures

Seminar in Ethnomusicology

Music Business & Copyright

Music Theory 

Musical Avant-Gardes

Music of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic

Duke Ellington

Jazz Ensembles (Big Band and Combos)

Seminar in World Music (Honors College)

Music of Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin Jazz Summer Immersion

Culture and Politics of Latin American Protest Music (team taught with professors from Political Science, Romance Languages, and Global Studies)