Organization: College of Wooster
Instrument / Position: Adjunct Faculty of Music
Bio: John Pippen teaches courses in ethnomusicology, jazz, and music and culture at the College of Wooster. His primary research has been an extended ethnographic study of the new music ensemble eighth blackbird (lower case intentional). Blending approaches from labor studies and aesthetic theory, Pippen writes about struggle in the classical music scene in the United States. His dissertation combined ethnographic research with historical studies of virtuosity in a detailed examination of eighth blackbird (lowercase intentional). You can read a summary of his dissertation at New Music Box.