Matthew D. Morrison, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, is an Assistant Professor in the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology from Columbia University, an. M.A. in musicology from The Catholic University of America, and was a Presidential music scholar at Morehouse College. His research focuses on the relationship between (racial) identity, performance, property, copyright law, and inequities within the history of American popular music and beyond.
Matthew was a Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow through NYU’s Office of the Provost and served as adjunct faculty at Vassar College, as well
as Dean of Faculty for the W. E. B. Du Bois Scholars Institute housed at Princeton University. Matthew has been a research fellow with
the Modern Moves research project at King’s College, London, and has held fellowships from the American Musicological Society, Mellon Foundation, Library of Congress, Tanglewood Music Center, and Center for Popular Music Studies/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As editor-in- chief of the peer-reviewed music journal, Current Musicology, Matthew published a special issue on Race, Sound, and Performance (Spring 2012), featuring an interdisciplinary group of scholars writing about the impact of sound and music in society.
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