John Pippen

Contact Information


Office: UCA 301A

Role: Faculty

Position: Assistant Professor of Music


John Pippen is assistant professor of Ethnomusicology at Colorado State University. His courses address sociological and anthropological studies of music, musical practices around the world, and histories of music in the United States and Europe.

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, University of Western Ontario; Master of Music (M.M.) - Musicology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Bachelor of Music (B.M.) - Music Education, Tennessee Tech University