Patrick Bonczyk
Musicology – Research Focus: early modern sound-making automata, instrument making and pedagogy, and animal collection addressing the tenuous boundaries that separate humans, animals, and machines

Patrick Bonczyk is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Musicology and also holds a Graduate Certificate in Early Modern Studies from UCLA’s Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies. He studies early modern androids and keyboards, instrument making and pedagogy, and animal collection addressing the tenuous boundaries that separate humans, animals, and machines. Patrick has presented papers at conferences of the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library, the Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music at the Mozarteum, and the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music where he received the 2013 Irene Alm Memorial Prize. A countertenor, he has sung at Vancouver Early Music’s Baroque Vocal Programme and the Baroque Academy at the Amherst Early Music Festival. Patrick combines his commitment to teaching writing across the disciplines with a Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy and as an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow of the Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovate Classrooms Program (EPIC). Since 2017, he has served as the Teaching Assistant Coordinator for Writing II in UCLA’s Writing Programs. Passionate about inclusivity, equity, and anti-racist pedagogy, he is an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation EPIC Fellow in “Inclusive Classrooms” and leads workshops on inclusivity, lesson planning, and student learning for UCLA’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching. 

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