Dan DiPiero

Dan DiPiero

Dan DiPiero

Associated Faculty in Italian


Office Hours

Autumn 2020 (virtual via Zoom):
Tuesdays, 10:00-12:00 and by appointment

Areas of Expertise

  • Music
  • Cultural Studies
  • Improvisation Studies


  • PhD, Ohio State University
  • MA, California Institute of the Arts
  • MFA, California Institute of the Arts
  • BM, Capital University

Dan's primary research areas include music (popular, jazz, experimental), cultural studies, and improvisation, with a particular focus on the affective connections between aesthetics and politics. He has taught courses in music history, popular culture, and the humanities, in addition private percussion lessons, improvising ensembles, and workshops. His first monograph, Contingent Encounters: Improvisation in Music and Everyday Life is under contract with University of Michigan Press.

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