Regular Full and Part Time Faculty, Ensemble Directors
Assistant Professor of Music
Stephan Pennington, Assistant Professor of Music. B.A., Mills
College 2001; MA/Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 2010. His areas
of research include: Popular Music and Jazz of the United States/Europe, African
American Music, Critical Musicology, Queer and Transgender Studies, and the
Performance of Musical Identity with special attention to race, class, gender,
and sexuality. He is also affiliated with the Africana Studies Program, the
American Studies Program, and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.
He teaches courses such as: History of African-American Music, Queer Pop, The
History of Rock'n'Roll, Black Divas, Music of the International Jazz Age,
merican Music, and 1960s Spies in Music and Media. He has presented and
published on a variety of topics including Transgender Vocality, the Black Banjo
Revival, and the International Rumba craze in 1930s Germany. Appointed 2009.