About Patrick Burke
Patrick Burke received his B.A. in music at the University of Pennsylvania (1996) and his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003). Since 2004, he has been a professor of music at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on such topics as the history of jazz and popular music, music of the African diaspora, and the methods and theories of ethnomusicology. In 2013-14, he was a Guest Scholar at the University of Oslo, Norway. Prof. Burke has been Head of Musicology in the Department of Music since 2015.
Prof. Burke's research centers on jazz and popular music in the United States, with a focus on the connections between music's performance and reception and the formation of racial ideology. His work has been supported by fellowships from the American Musicological Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Social Science Research Council, and the Center for the Humanities at WUSTL. Prof. Burke is the author of Come In and Hear the Truth: Jazz and Race on 52nd Street (University of Chicago Press, 2008). His current book project, What's My Name? Rock, Race, and Revolution in the 1960s, in progress, addresses the relationship between rock music and the radical political movements of the late 1960s.
Music 1021: Musics of the World (cross-listed with African and African American Studies)
Music 1022: Popular Music in American Culture (cross-listed with African and African American Studies and American Culture Studies)
Music 3014: Ethnomusicology
Music 3021: Music of the African Diaspora (cross-listed with African and African American Studies, American Culture Studies, and International and Area Studies)
Music 3023: Jazz in American Culture (cross-listed with African and African American Studies and American Culture Studies)
Music 3028: Music of the 1960s (cross-listed with American Culture Studies)
Music 509: Introduction to Ethnomusicology
Music 519: Music, Race, and Ethnicity
What’s My Name: Rock, Race, and Revolution in the 1960s (in preparation).
Come In and Hear the Truth: Jazz and Race on 52nd Street. University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Co-editor (with Gerald Early and Mina Yang), “American Music,” special issue of
Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (vol. 142, no. 4, Fall 2013).
“What Is Music?” Humanities 36, no. 1 (January-February 2015).
“The Fugs, The Lower East Side, and the Slum Aesthetic in 1960s Rock,” Journal of the Society for American Music 8, no. 4 (November 2014): 538-566.
“The Screamers,” Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 142, no. 4 (Fall 2013): 11-23.
“Clamor of the Godz: Radical Incompetence in 1960s Rock,” American Music 29, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 35-63.
“Rock, Race, and Radicalism in the 1960s: The Rolling Stones, Black Power, and Godard’s One Plus One,” Journal of Musicological Research 29, no. 4 (Fall 2010): 275-294.
“Tear Down the Walls: Jefferson Airplane, Race, and Revolutionary Rhetoric in 1960s Rock,” Popular Music 29, no. 1 (January 2010): 61-79.
“Oasis of Swing: the Onyx Club, Jazz and White Masculinity in the Early 1930s,” American Music 24, no. 3 (Fall 2006): 320-346.
American Historical Review
Belles Lettres: A Literary Review (Center for the Humanities, WUSTL)
Journal of American History
Volume! La revue des musiques populaires (forthcoming)
Western Historical Quarterly