John Pippen

Contact Information


Office: UCA 303B

Role: Faculty

Position: Assistant Professor of Musicology


John Pippen is an ethnomusicologist teaching courses in music and culture at Colorado State University. His primary research has been an extended ethnographic study of the new music scene in Chicago. Blending approaches from labor studies and aesthetic theory, Dr. Pippen writes about struggle in the classical music scene in the United States. You can read about his recent research on New Music Box.

Dr. Pippen has presented his research at meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Ethnomusicology, the Society for American Music, and College Music Society, among others. Recent work includes a chapter for the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Spectral Music, and several articles out for review. Dr. Pippen is also an avid athlete, having raced the half-marathon, marathon, and triathlon.

Ph.D., Musicology, University of Western Ontario
M.M., Musicology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B.M., Music Education, Tennessee Tech University


Ph.D. Musicology