Department of Performing Arts
Marc Medwin received his undergraduate degree in English literature from Ithaca College in New York. He went on to earn a MA and PhD in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completing a dissertation on the late works of John Coltrane. Marc became an assistant professor in the music program at American University in the fall of 2008. Additionally, he maintains an active career as music journalist, writing for such magazines as Cadence, Coda, Signal to Noise and for the jazz journal Jazz Perspectives. Marc has also played keyboards in several experimental ensembles in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh, North Carolina. His research and performative interests include contemporary classical music, improvised music and electro-acoustic music.