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Judy Lochhead, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Music and a musicologist with a specialty in music written since 1945. Along with Joseph Auner, she edited the first book in music devoted to issues of postmodernism in relation the music of the western, “classical” tradition, Postmodern Music/Postmodern Thought. She writes about and teaches courses on the following topics: American Music, Music of the 1960s, Phenomenological Approaches to Music Analysis, and Gender and Music.

Specific areas of expertise: Music since 1945 in the “classical,”popular, and jazz traditions. Music analysis and music and philosophy. 

Jane Sugarman, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and an ethnomusicologist who specializes in the music of Southeastern Europe and the Middle East. Her 1997 book, Engendering Song: Singing and Subjectivity at Prespa Albanian Weddings, studies singing and gender relations in a diasporic Albanian community and won the Chicago Folklore Prize in 1998.
Current research focuses on Albanian popular musics and the transnational basis of their production. Sugarman writes about and teaches courses on the following topics: ethnomusicological theory; cultural studies; music, gender, and sexuality; and music and globalization.

Specific areas of expertise: Music of the Southeastern Europe and the Middle East. Music and globalization. Music and nationalism. Gender and music. The immigrant experience and music. World music

Gilbert Kalish, is Professor of Music and an internationally known pianist and educator who has been a major figure in American music making for the last 40 years. He is known equally for his championship of contemporary music and for his superb chamber music performances, with numerous recordings in each area. Kalish is noted for his musical partnerships with other artists, including cellists Timothy Eddy and Joel Krosnick, soprano Dawn Upshaw, and his thirty-year collaboration with mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani Recent awards include the Paul Fromm Award in 1995 for distinguished service to the music of our time (from the University of Chicago) and Chamber Music America’s Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award in 2002.

Specific areas of expertise: Performance of contemporary and chamber music in the “classical” tradition. The pedagogy of musical performance.