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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Sydney Hutchinson

Associate Professor

Music History and Cultures

Art and Music Histories

Latino-Latin American Studies

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

Please visit 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.


Cold War Harmony

(Feb. 14, 2018)

Sydney Hutchinson to research relationship between East Germany and Cuba through music

Performance Discussion series Music and Activism launches Jan. 31

(Jan. 24, 2018)

Local and regional performers will showcase the power of art in social change.

Syracuse Ethnomusicologist Lands Literary Honors

(Nov. 28, 2017)

Sydney Hutchinson is author of award-winning "Tigers of a Different Stripe"

Syracuse Symposium to Present Multicultural Celebration Dec. 2

(Nov. 27, 2017)

Program will celebrate food, music, dance of locally resettled refugees

Syracuse to Host Ethnomusicologists Eric Usner, Michael Birenbaum Quintero

(March 29, 2017)

Usner will discuss teaching music and the humanities, April 7; Birenbaum Quintero, Afro-Colombian music and soundscapes, April 12

'Dominican Music Week' Features Back-to-Back Events

(Nov. 9, 2016)

Lineup includes Pa’lo Monte concert, Darío Tejeda mini-seminar