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
Music of the Caribbean
Music in Latin America
Dance in American Culture
Music and Identity
Ph.D. Ethnomusicology, New York University, 2008
M.A. Ethnimusicology, Indiana University, 2002
B.Mus. summa cum laude, Piano Performance, University of Arizona, 1996
Focus: Music of the Caribbean, Sydney Hutchinson, 2019/11/22, Routledge, 328pp, ISBN: 978-1138094512.
Tigers of a Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music, Sydney Hutchinson, 2016/11/01, The University of Chicago Press, 248pp, ISBN: 9780226405469
Salsa World: A Global Dance in Local Contexts (Studies In Latin America & Car), by Sydney Hutchinson (Editor), 2015/09/01, 240pp., ISBN-13: 978-1439910078
From Quebradita to Duranguense: Dance in Mexican American Youth Culture, by Sydney Hutchinson, 2007/05/17, 240pp., ISBN-13: 978-0816526321
Please visit https://syr.academia.edu/SydneyHutchinson/Papers for a complete listing of my articles, book chapters, conference papers, and other publications, including some full text.
Awards, Honors, Grants
Please click on my CV for a full list of my awards and other honors.
(Feb. 14, 2018)
Sydney Hutchinson to research relationship between East Germany and Cuba through music
(Jan. 24, 2018)
Local and regional performers will showcase the power of art in social change.
(Nov. 28, 2017)
Sydney Hutchinson is author of award-winning "Tigers of a Different Stripe"
(Nov. 27, 2017)
Program will celebrate food, music, dance of locally resettled refugees
(March 29, 2017)
Usner will discuss teaching music and the humanities, April 7; Birenbaum Quintero, Afro-Colombian music and soundscapes, April 12
(Nov. 9, 2016)
Lineup includes Pa’lo Monte concert, Darío Tejeda mini-seminar