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Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Robert Fink focuses on music after 1965, with special interests in minimalism, popular music, post-modernism and the canon, music and urban space, and music in Los Angeles. Repeating Ourselves, a study of American minimal music as a cultural practice, appeared in 2005 under the imprint of the University of California. Other interests include music and technology, sound recording, and the music of Stravinsky. His work appears in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, American Music, Cambridge Opera Journal, Popular Music, Nineteenth-Century Music, ECHO: a music-centered journal, and the collections Beyond Structural Listening and Rethinking Music. Before coming to UCLA, he taught at the Eastman School of Music (1992 - 1997). He was the recipient of an AMS 50 dissertation grant (1990), a Stanford Humanities Center Fellowship (1998-99), and, as an outstanding Assistant Professor, the UCLA Dean's Marshall Award in the Humanities (2001). His ongoing projects include a study of classical music after the canon, tentatively titled Beethoven at the 7-11: Classical Music in a Post-Classical World; and a research initiative on Music in Los Angeles (MiLA).
Professor Fink's UCLA lecture course on "The History and Practice of Electronic Dance Music" was the first of its kind at a major university; it was named the "Best College Pop Music Class" of 2002 by Spin Magazine. He also lectures on subjects as diverse as 1960s soul music and 19th-century romantic opera. Professor Fink is a frequent public speaker on contemporary art music in Los Angeles, presenting lectures in recent seasons at Disney Hall, the Getty Center, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. In Fall 2006 he was a visiting professor of Music at Yale University in New Haven, CT. More information and unpublished work.
Professor Fink also has professional experience as a consulting musicological expert in copyright litigation, including informal consultation, formal reports and legal depositions. Email contact is preferred; fees and availability upon request.