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Sydney Hutchinson

Sydney Hutchinson

Associate Professor, Music History and Cultures
Art & Music Histories

308 L Bowne Hall

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Music and dance of the Caribbean, especially the Dominican Republic and NYC
  • Music and dance of the US-Mexico border
  • Social partner dance, especially salsa dancing - localization, globalization, and partnering protocols
  • Merengue típico and other accordion musics of Latin America
  • Gender and performance


Performance Live
Music of the Caribbean
Music in Latin America
Dance in American Culture
Music and Identity
Caribbean Dance


Ph.D. Ethnomusicology, New York University, 2008

M.A. Ethnimusicology, Indiana University, 2002

B.Mus. summa cum laude, Piano Performance, University of Arizona, 1996

Other Publications

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Awards, Honors, Grants

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