Governing Board

James Buhler  received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. Prior to joining the faculty at UT Austin, he taught at Carleton College and the University of Wisconsin—Madison. His research interests include the history and theory of the sound track, auditory culture, and critical theory. He has published extensively in edited anthologies as well as in Nineteenth-Century Music, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Cambridge Opera Journal and Modernism/Modernity among others. Along with David Neumeyer and Caryl Flinn, Professor Buhler edited a collection of essays on film music for Wesleyan University Press (2000). He is also author with David Neumeyer of Hearing the Movies, a textbook on music and sound in film for Oxford University Press, now available in a second edition (2016). He is currently completing a manuscript, Theories of Soundtrack.

Charles CarsonCharles Carson – read his biography on the Musicology & Ethnomusicology website.




Jeff Hellmer Jeff Hellmer – read his biography on the Jazz Studies website.




Jerry JunkinJerry Junkin – read his biography on the University Bands website.




lewis1Hannah Lewis– read her biography on the Musicology & Ethnomusicology website.




Robin MooreRobin Moore – read his biography on the Musicology & Ethnomusicology website.




John Turci-EscobarJohn Turci-Escobar – read his biography on the Butler School of Music website.






Bethany McLemore – Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for American Music








Alan Retamozo – Graduate Teaching Assistant, Center for American Music

Governing Board

James Buhler

Professor of Music Theory

Charles Carson

Associate Professor of Musicology

Jeff Hellmer

Professor of Jazz Studies

Jerry Junkin

Vincent R. and Jane D. DiNino Chair in Music
Director of Bands
Professor of Instrumental Conducting

Hannah Lewis

Assistant Professor of Musicology

Robin Moore

Professor of Ethnomusicology

John Turci-Escobar

Assistant Professor of Music Theory
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