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Ryan Banagale

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Ryan Raul Bañagale received his Ph.D. in musicology from Harvard University with a dissertation on George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.  At the University of Washington, Ryan completed a MA thesis that considers issues of Asian representation in the music of Gershwin.  He is an alumni of Colorado College, where he majored in music and drama and graduated cum laude. Presently, Ryan offers courses on American music topics, including musical theatre, jazz history, and media studies.

Ryan’s research examines the intersections of classical and popular music in America and the historical narratives that emerge from such points of collision.  His work has been supported by the American Musicological Society’s AMS-50 and Howard Mayer Brown Fellowships.  He has published articles in American Music Review, Jazz Perspectives (forthcoming), the Journal of the Society For American Music and Musicological Explorations.  He is currently at work on a book manuscript titled Arranging Gershwin.  From time to time he writes on a variety of musicological subjects on his blog


    B.A., Colorado College, 2000

    M.A., University of Washington, 2004

    Ph.D., Harvard University, 2011