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Brian Moon

Associate Professor of Practice

Slonaker House, Room 210
520-626-2033

BA Emory University (Guitar Performance)
MSM Emory University (Choral Conducting)
PhD University of Colorado (Musicology)

Brian Moon is a musicologist who specializes in America's music. He attended Emory University to earn a BA in classical guitar, and later a Master’s Degree of Sacred Music focusing on choral conducting. Moon was a fellow of the American Music Research Center at the University of Colorado, where he earned his Ph.D. in musicology. He has taught at the University of Arizona since 2004, where he is the Coordinator of Music in General Studies, a position that feeds his passion for improving student learning, and reflects his extensive experience in both online and in person classrooms.

Moons research and creative endeavors are as varied as the courses he has taught, or the kinds of students he regularly engages. He has published and presented information about: the African American spiritual, the reception of the black spiritual among white southerners, the Harlem Renaissance, record stores, Capital Records, Nelson Riddle, Harry Burleigh, Frank Sinatra and the history of Rock 'n Roll. Moon has organized Arizona choral events and festivals, mostly in association with the Association for Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries. He regularly sings and performs music he writes in low stakes environments with his guitar. He has also published in journals, written a textbook, and a handful of online magazine articles that have received a significant amount of attention (e.g., Moon’s analysis of how Big Data shapes the music industry or his editorial The economic effect of student withdrawal rates haunt me).

More recently, Brian Moon has worked with Dan Kruse to create the Arizona Musical Memory Archive, and the Lifetimes of Listening Podcast. The project and podcast was featured at the University of Arizona's Wonder House at SXSW 2022. As a collection of musical memories, this project draws attention to the ways music brings people together, helps validate individual musical experiences by linking them to communal ones, and highlights the many ways people give meaning to their lives through music. These are tools that Moon regularly employs in his classrooms to engage students with the musical past, and how it relates to the musical present.  In other words, Brian Moon's approach to teaching and communicating about music are symbolized by Lifetimes of Listening.

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Arizona Arts

The renovated Marroney Theatre reopens this week with the debut of Sweeney Todd by UA School of Theatre, Film & Television, celebrating the newly christened stage named in honor of one of our most beloved alumni, actor Craig T. Nelson.

The theatre has new seating, state-of-the-art screening equipment, and a sound system. These updates will allow the venue to double as one of the most technologically advanced film screening rooms in Tucson. Plus, there are upgrades to the east entry, lobby, box office, and restrooms.

β€œThe reopening of the Marroney Theatre marks an important milestone for the Arizona Arts Master Plan,” said Andrew Schulz, vice president for the arts. β€œWe have upgraded a space used by generations of theatre students and soon by our film students as well.

All of this was made possible thanks to the generosity of private donors as well as university leadership who provided critical matching funds.

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The renovated Marroney Theatre reopens this week with the debut of Sweeney Todd by UA School of Theatre, Film & Television, celebrating the newly christened stage named in honor of one of our most beloved alumni, actor Craig T. Nelson. 

The theatre has new seating, state-of-the-art screening equipment, and a sound system. These updates will allow the venue to double as one of the most technologically advanced film screening rooms in Tucson. Plus, there are upgrades to the east entry, lobby, box office, and restrooms.

β€œThe reopening of the Marroney Theatre marks an important milestone for the Arizona Arts Master Plan,” said Andrew Schulz, vice president for the arts. β€œWe have upgraded a space used by generations of theatre students and soon by our film students as well. 

All of this was made possible thanks to the generosity of private donors as well as university leadership who provided critical matching funds.

Read more at the πŸ”— in bio
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We are just 4 days out from the InVisibility SALON! Join us for SALON, Student Artist Live Opportunity Night, for performances, community, and artistic expression at the Tornabene Theatre, Feb. 28, 4-6pm 🩰🎭🎢🎨🎬
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