Kelley Tatro joins North Central’s music faculty in fall 2014

Sep 15, 2014

North Central College welcomed Assistant Professor of Music Kelley Tatro, a newly appointed full-time, tenure-track faculty member for the 2014-2015 academic year, which started Sept. 15.

Her areas of research interest include the relationship between music and politics, Latin American music and dance, experimentalist or aesthetically challenging expressive practices, the anthropology of sound, and the voice, among other topics.

Tatro has studied viola and violin and is proficient in Spanish. Her wide range of teaching experiences includes violin instruction for elementary grades and the English language in Mexico. At Duke University where she did her graduate work, Tatro was awarded a Bass Instructional Fellowship to create a class about music scenes and countercultures, after assisting in the teaching of art history, jazz, rap and hip-hop appreciation, music and social life, sound and style.

She earned a B.M. in applied music from Eastman School of Music, a B.A. in English from the University of Rochester, an M.A. in verbal and visual representation in British culture from Reading University, United Kingdom, an M.A. in art history and a Ph.D. in music from Duke University.