Courtney-Savali Andrews

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology

Areas of Study


• BA, Africana studies, Oberlin College, 2004
• BM, piano performance, Oberlin Conservatory, 2006
• MM, Arizona State University, 2007
• PhD, New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University, 2020


Courtney-Savali Andrews is an ethnomusicologist from Seattle whose areas of research include issues pertaining to Afro-Pacific identity and expression.

A double-degree graduate of Oberlin in Africana studies and piano performance, she completed a master's degree at Arizona State University, with emphasis on musical direction, and pursued Fulbright studies in New Zealand from 2009 through 2012. She returned to Oberlin in 2014–15 as a visiting musical director.

Andrews’ teaching experience includes two years as an ethnomusicology fellow at the University of Wellington and visiting lecturer in music and Samoan studies at the National University of Samoa.

Prior to joining the Oberlin faculty, she served as a teaching artist and collaborative pianist with Seattle Opera and was a musician and youth leader at the Grey Lynn Community Baptist Church in Auckland, New Zealand.