Profiles in "Music and Culture" Expertise Area

  • Gentry is a musical theatre historian and professional performer, focused on the restoration and preservation of historic masterpieces within the American musical theatre genre.
  • Christopher E. Mehrens is a Music Librarian and Musicologist.
  • Schildkret conducts the ASU Choral Union, Chamber Singers, and Barrett Choir, which he founded in 2011. He teaches classes in conducting, score study, and a General Studies course on music and humor.
  • Ward is a social scientist whose research explores the intersection of Black cultural production, culture industries and urban placemaking efforts to advance arts practice and foster inclusive community development.
  • Little teaches music history and ethnomusicology courses at ASU, including an online world music course that she designed for non-music majors.
  • Schmelz's areas of expertise include 20th- and 21st century music; Ukrainian, Russian, and Soviet music; music in the Cold War; popular and experimental music; film music; music and politics; and sound studies.
  • Christi Jay Wells is a musicologist and interdisciplinary scholar in the fields of jazz history, popular music studies, dance studies, and arts & cultural policy.