Mohsen Mohammadi
Lecturer, Ethnomusicology

Mohsen Mohammadi studies music, history, and ethnomusicology, and plays the setar. His publications focus on the history of music in Iran, Central Asia, and India, using first-hand sources including manuscripts, historical texts, diaries and memories, old newspapers, and early recordings. While doing research for his dissertation, he studied the history of the Persian modal system. His dissertation examines the formation of the system of seven dastgāh and five āvāz and its evolution into the twelve dastgāh system in the ethnomusicology literature. He has also conducted fieldwork on ethnic cultures in Iran that have not yet been published.

History of music in oral traditions; Persian music in ethnomusicology literature; classicization of music in non-Western cultures; early recordings of non-Western music; music of Iran, Iraq, Central Asia, and India; ethnic music cultures of Iran; ritual and religious music in Iran and Central Asia.

PhD in Musicology, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, with an emphasis in Ethnomusicology hosted by UCLA; MA in History, University of Tehran, Iran; BA in Music, University of Tehran, Iran.

A. J. Racy
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Mark Kligman
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James Roberson
Adjunct Asst. Professor
Kenny Burrell
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Aaron Bittel
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Ivan Varimezov
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Supeena Adler
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Steven Loza
Chair of Global Jazz Studies; Professor
Chi Li
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I Nyoman Wenten
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Daniel Szabo
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