Glenn Holtzman

Eighth Year Graduate Student in Ethnomusicology
Room 103, Music Building

My research examines the social psychological function of music and I am especially concerned with how music becomes a tool and Social stimulus through which a degree of self-reflexivity of the social capital of the human body is achieved through performative corporeal behavior and embodied gesture. These Psychomusicological lines of inquiry regarding music and physical movement have their roots in my studies of the musical practices of the so-called coloured community of Cape Town, South Africa, as well as paleographic studies of ancient liturgical processional codices. Other intellectual interests and areas of expertise fall within the rubrics of the Acoustical Sciences, British Commonwealth studies, Electronic music composition and production, Jazz and Popular musics of Africa, sexual and racially Queer identity; and Higher Education administration and governance. I am also an Adjunct Professor in the Penn Language Center, and the recipient of a Dean's award for Distinguished Teaching.