Courtney-Savali Andrews

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology

Areas of Study

Education

• 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

Biography

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.

Fall 2021

Introduction to African American Music I — AAST 171
Introduction to African American Music — JAZZ 290
Introduction to African American Music I — MHST 290
Contemporary Chamber Music — APST 805

Spring 2022

Introduction to African American Music II — AAST 172
Introduction to African American Music — JAZZ 291
Introduction to African American Music II — MHST 291
Contemporary Chamber Music — APST 805

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