Gwynne Brown

Gwynne Kuhner Brown

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.

BM University of Puget Sound 1995
MM Indiana University Bloomington 1997
PhD University of Washington 2006
Music Theory II MUS 104-A Spring 2024
Introduction to Musicology MUS 233-A Spring 2024
American Songs SSI2 121-A Spring 2024
The Wizard of Oz CONN 139-A Fall 2024
Introduction to Musicology MUS 233-A Fall 2024
Firing the Classical Canon MUS 435-A Fall 2024

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