Janet L. Sturman grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, the oldest of seven children, all of whom studied music at some point in their lives. She earned a Bachelor of Music at Wittenberg University in 1978, a Master of Arts in ethnomusicology in 1980 from Hunter College at the City University of New York, and a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, in 1987 from Columbia University.
As Associate Professor in the School of Music and Dance at the University of Arizona, Prof. Sturman teaches courses in ethnomusicology and general music and coordinates the School of Music's honors options.
Active in professional societies, Dr. Sturman currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the College Music Society.
Speaking personally, while professional work keeps me busy, the balance in my life comes from my ever supportive and wonderful husband, Arthur Weiss, and our two lovely children, Michael and Andrea Weiss, both now young adults. Michael attends New York University where he studies mathematics and music, and Andrea is a student at Tucson's University High School. Playing the harp is one of her many interests.
- Bachelor of Music, Wittenberg University, 1978
- M.A. in Ethnomusicology, Hunter College at the City University of New York, 1980
- Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, Columbia University, 1987
Hispanic music traditions, principally those of Caribbean origin, and the role music plays in projecting ethnic and class identity for Latin Americans and Hispanic immigrants; music as a means of engaging new technologies.
|Mus 696F||Seminar in Ethnomusicology [2008 syllabus]|
|Mus 695B||Special Topics in Musicology: Theories of Performance [2008 syllabus]|
|Mus 100||Fundamentals of Music – [1996 syllabus; also supervise GTAs teaching this class]|
Understanding Music Through Listening [1996 syllabus]
Survey of Music, Meaning and Culture [1998 syllabus]
Rock and American Popular Music [2002 syllabus]
|Mus 195||First-Year Colloquium: Music, Ritual and Performance[1997 syllabus]|
|Mus 130A||Music Literature – Part One [2001 syllabus]|
|Mus 130B||Music Literature – Part Two [2002 syllabus]|
|Mus 330B||History of Western Music – Baroque to Contemporary Music [2004 syllabus]|
|Mus 334||Music in World Cultures [2006 syllabus]|
|Mus 334H||Honors - Music in World Cultures [2007 syllabus]|
|Mus 396H||Honors - Pro-seminar: Building a Recording Company; resulted in [Park Avenue Records]|
|Mus 396H/599||Honors Pro-seminar in Music Publishing [2006 syllabus]|
|Mus 468H/568||Studies in Latin American Music; cross-listed as LA S 468H/568 - [2007 syllabus]|
|Mus 498H||Honors Thesis Supervision; typically 1-2 students/semesters|
|Mus 494||Practicum in Sound Editing and Web-distribution; Spring 2005 – 2 students|
Internship in Teaching Music in General Education [2007 syllabus]
Special Topics in Musicology: Theories of Performance [2007 syllabus]
|Mus 696F||Seminar in Ethnomusicology [2007 syllabus]|
|Mus 699||Independent Study [2-3 students/semester]|
|Mus 900||Supervised Research|