Professor, Music and Director of Interdisciplinary Humanities Emphasis
Gwynne Kuhner Brown, a faculty member since 2005, is also a proud graduate of the Puget Sound School of Music. As a student, she seriously pursued her pianistic ambition while also feeding her intellectual curiosity about topics including history, international political economy, and art. She delights in creating inclusive and inspiring music courses for all Puget Sound students, regardless of major or background. Her teaching seeks to foster creativity, curiosity, compassion, alertness to inequity, and meaningful human connections. She is a musicologist whose current research focuses on the African American composer and educator William Levi Dawson (1899-1990). She has also published on George Gershwin’s opera, Porgy and Bess.