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Joel Schwindt

Assistant Professor, Boston Conservatory at Berklee College

Berklee College professor Joel Schwindt focuses his research on early opera and country music (confusing, right?). He has published articles and musical editions with Cambridge University Press and Bärenreiter-Verlag, presented at international and regional conferences, and received awards from groups such as the American Musicological Society and the Mellon Foundation. His talk for this event is entitled, “The ABCs: Why We Say ‘Anything But Country,’” which explores how and why country music has been “Other-ed” by so-called “cultured” society, and how living outside and across this divide has been a part of his own story.