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Appointment announced in Music History

Alexandria Carrico is appointed assistant professor of musicology and ethnomusicology

The School of Music announces the appointment of Alexandria Carrico as assistant professor of musicology and ethnomusicology beginning August 2020.

Dr. Carrico specializes in traditional Irish music and disability studies. Her doctoral dissertation, “Musical Bridges to Inclusive Communities: Promoting Neurodiversity Acceptance through Traditional Irish Music in Limerick, Ireland,” explores how the participatory and community-based genre of traditional Irish music (TIM) can provide a space for diverse musicians to bridge neurodivergent-neurotypical gaps and, in so doing, break down negative stigma about people with disabilities. This work builds upon her earlier research which examined the musical experiences of individuals with Williams Syndrome (WS) at Whispering Trails, a summer music camp sponsored by the Williams Syndrome Association at which she taught voice lessons and currently serves as director.

Alexandria Carrico has taught courses in world music cultures, music literature, modern popular music, music bibliography, music and disability studies, and traditional Irish music (ensemble). She is one of the founders of the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Disability and Deaf Studies Special Interest Group. Additionally, she is a classically trained vocalist and professional singer of traditional Irish music and bodhrán player (Irish frame drum). Carrico was the lead vocalist in the Tallahassee-based Irish band, Sligo Line.

Dr. Carrico holds degrees in Musicology and Ethnomusicology from Florida State University. She is currently appointed as Lecturer in Musicology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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