Miles Shrewsbery
Lecturer, Ethnomusicology

Miles Shrewsbery III is a performer and educator of the North Indian classical drum, tabla.  He received his ongoing training from Pandit Abhiman Kaushal and Pandit Nandkumar Bhatlouande of Hyderabad, India.  Miles has performed all over the world with top Indian classical musicians, jazz artists, and pop stars such as Shujaat Khan, Deepak Ram, Googoosh, Cheap Trick, and Yusef Lateef.

Some notable soundtracks and recordings where Miles’ tabla and percussion can be found are, Sinbad (Dreamworks 2003), The Rundown (Columbia 2003), The Riches (FX 2007), Yusef Lateef and Adam Rudolph – Into the Garden (Meta Records 2003), Dave Stringer – Divas and Devas (Spirit Voyage 2007), and Dave Stringer – Yatra (Silenzio 2011).  In 2004, Miles earned a B.A. in ethnomusicology from UCLA, and in 2009, he earned an M.A. in ethnomusicology from UCR.  In 2012 Miles was awarded the American Institute of Indian Studies’ Senior Performing Arts Fellowship which helped support further studies and practice in New Delhi, India for one year. Currently, Miles is a lecturer at UCLA teaching tabla, as well as an Artist-Teacher in Residence for the Center for World Music in San Diego, while managing his own school, San Diego Tabla Academy.

Chi Li
Adjunct Professor
Münir Beken
Associate Professor
Rahul Neuman
Continuing Lecturer
Supeena Adler
World Music Instrument Curator and Conservator; Director, Music of Thailand Ensemble; Adjunct Associate Professor
Steven Loza
Director of the UCLA Center for Latino Arts; Professor and Chair of Global Jazz Studies
Mohsen Mohammadi
Director of Indo-Persian Music
Roger Savage
Professor and Chair of Ethnomusicology
Melissa Bilal
The Promise Chair in Armenian Music, Arts, and Culture; Director of Armenian Music Program
Nick DePinna
Adjunct Assistant Professor--Musicianship
Mark Kligman
Professor of Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Humanities; Mickey Katz Chair of Jewish Music; Director of Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience
I Nyoman Wenten
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Armen Adamian
Instructor of Armenian Woodwinds; Ph.D. Student in Ethnomusicology

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