• Portrait
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music



Office: Meyran 209


Joshua Katz-Rosene received his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology in 2017 from the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, where his dissertation won the Barry S. Brook Dissertation Award. His research focuses on music, politics, and conflict in Latin America, and he is currently working on a book that analyzes the history of oppositional music in Colombia during the nation's fifty-year civil war. He has a chapter forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Protest Music, and previously published his research on brass bands and cultural change in the Peruvian Andes in Latin American Music Review.


Ph.D. Music (Ethnomusicology), The Graduate Center, City University of New York , 2017

M.Phil Music, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2013

M.A. Music (Ethnomusicology), University of California, Santa Cruz, 2008

B.F.A. Integrative Music Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, 2004 
(With Distinction)


(Forthcoming, 2020). “Moving Beyond the Political Pamphlet: Transformations in Colombian Protest Song in the 1970s-1980s.” In Oxford Handbook of Protest Music, edited by Noriko Manabe and Eric Drott. New York: Oxford University Press.

(Forthcoming, 2020). “Nueva Canción”  and “Andean Region.” In Music Around the World: A Global Encyclopedia, Volume 1: The Americas, edited by Matthew Mihalka and Andrew Martin. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

2018. “Hace 50 años, la canción protesta tuvo su casa en La Candelaria” [Fifty Years Ago, Protest Song Had its Home in La Candelaria]. El Tiempo, May 5: 2.6.

2015. “Discourse in Música Latinoamericana Cultural Projects from Nueva Canción to Colombian Canción Social.” Volume! 11 (2): 65-83.

2014. “The Cultural Positioning of the Banda de Músicos in the Central Andes of Peru.” Latin American Music Review 35 (2): 260-288.

2013. “Folk and Traditional Musics of Hispanic South America.” Gale World Scholar: Latin America & Caribbean. Gale, Cengage Learning. 

2011. “Brass in Andes.” fRoots 341-342:45-7. 

Selected Awards 

Faculty Research Grant, Franklin & Marshall College

Barry S. Brook Dissertation Award, The Graduate  Center, CUNY

Dissertation Year Fellowship, The Graduate  Center, CUNY

Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada


Course Information 

MUS 102: Introduction to World Music 

MUS 270: Latin American Music & Culture

MUS 271: Performing Latin American Music

CNX 243: Music and Violence, Music and Peace

CNX 275: Music as a Political Weapon