World Music Alumni

Our World Music program has a long history of great students who have gone on to do great things after graduation. Here are just a few notable examples, and if you are an alum we’d love to hear about what you’re up to.

Name Position
Albert Aboud Agha, Master of Music, 2013
  • Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology (UCLA, 2019)
  • Currently holds full-time position as Assistant Professor in American University-Sharjah in Dubai 
Amirah Ali, Master of Music, 2009
  • Song writer and recording artist
  • 2013 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Semi-Finalist
  • ISC 2011, second place
  • 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Competition, finalist 
Tamir Hargana, Master of Music, 2017
  • Recording artist
  • Mongolian music instructor (Old Town School of Music in Chicago)
  • Tour band member with Tengger Calvary (2018-2019) 
Joe Kinzer, Master of Music, 2012
  • Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, University of Washington, Seattle, 2018
  • Currently holds full-time position as senior curatorial assistant in the Loeb Music Library at Harvard University 
Mathew Tembo, Master of Music, 2013
  • Recording artist
  • Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology, University of Pittsburgh  
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