Shana Redmond
Professor; Global Jazz Studies, Musicology

Shana L. Redmond (she/her) is a scholar working at the intersection of the arts and the Black Radical Tradition. An interdisciplinary humanist, she is the author of Anthem: Social MovementsThe Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora (NYU Press, 2014), and Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson (Duke UP, 2020), which was named an NPR Best Book of 2020 and received numerous prizes including the 2020 Tsou Critical Race Studies Award from the American Musicological Society, a 2021 American Book Award, and the 2022 Lowens Book Award from the Society for American Music. Her public writing includes essays for the BBC, NPR, Mother Jones, and Boston Review as well as liner essays for Wadada Leo Smith’s String Quartets, Nos. 1-12 (TUM, 2022) and the soundtrack for Jordan Peele’s film Us (Waxwork Records, 2019). She is currently president of the American Studies Association (2022-2023).

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Graduate study and training in choral, orchestral, or wind conducting
The study of global musical traditions through performance training, research, and field work
Global Jazz Studies
Jazz performance and musicianship courses are paired with African American Studies
Music Composition
Mentorship in the creation and realization of music for concerts, opera, and visual media
Music Education
Preparation for music educators leading to a B.A. and teaching credential in just four years
Music History & Industry
Combining Musicology and the Music Industry minor for practical hands-on training with the study of music within the context of different societies, cultures, and theories
Music Industry
Industry professionals and UCLA faculty prepare students for music-related careers
The scholarly study of the histories, cultures, and critical interpretations of music and music-making
Music Performance
Study and training towards professional performance careers in Western classical music