The Bates College Department of Music regrets to announce that, due to the Omicron variant, public attendance of concerts has been temporarily suspended; we hope we will be able to open back up soon. Bates students, staff and faculty may continue to attend events in-person. All concerts will also be live streamed here on the department website.
Dale Chapman completed his PhD in Musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He teaches courses devoted to jazz history, popular music, and African American music, and his coursework is cross-listed in the programs of Africana and American Studies. His research has focused upon the cultural and political significance of musical style, examining the means through which genres such as jazz, techno, and hip hop produce social meanings in the act of performance. More specifically, he is interested in the relationship between music and political economy, in the ways that musical practices are intimately bound up with broader socioeconomic processes and dynamics. His research has appeared in the Journal of the Society for American Music, Popular Music, the Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media, and in the Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition. He is presently at work on a book manuscript, to be entitled, The Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture.