Andrew Granade is Professor of Musicology and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. His research focuses on the American Experimental Tradition, particularly the composer and instrument builder Harry Partch, and he is the author of Harry Partch, Hobo Composer. He also has an active interest in music history pedagogy, the relationship of music and media, and musical minimalism.


PhD in Musicology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005)

MM in Musicology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001)

BM in Piano Performance, Ouachita Baptist University (1999)

BA in History, Ouachita Baptist University (1999)


Harry Partch, Hobo Composer. Eastman Series of Music.  Rochester, University of Rochester Press, 2014.

“Decoding Harry Partch’s Aesthetic: Satire, Duality, and Water! Water!American Music 35, no. 2 (Summer 2017): 172-196.

“Speaking Chinese: Music and the Exotic in Firefly” in Firefly Revisited: Essays on Joss Whedon’s Classic Series, edited by Michael Goodrum and Philip Smith, published by Rowman & Littlefield Press, 2015.


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