Tracey E. W. Laird
Professor of Music
Office Location: Presser Hall 200
Office Hours: Spring 2017
Monday and Wednesday 10:30-11:30 a.m.
or by appointment
M.A., University of Michigan
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Teaching and Scholarly Interests
Her courses at Agnes Scott include American Popular Music, History of Jazz, Musical Elements in Global Perspective, Issues and Methods of Ethnomusicology, and others, including a recent course on the Beatles co-designed by a senior music major. She also regularly leads the senior seminar in music, with recent topics like music's relationship to neuroscience, to politics, or to the experience of meaning. This past year, senior students explored diverse topics that included exploration of identity among Asian-Americans through musical creation, both virtual (like YouTube) and face-to-face (like p'ungmul ensembles); use of music in the 2015 film The Martian; intellectual and intuitive facets of the compositional process; and the integration of music and other arts across disciplines as a critical strategy for 21st century pedagogy.