Niels Falch received his Ph.D. in popular music in 2020 from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands with the thesis: From Oy to Joy: Jewish Musical Style in American Popular Songs, 1892-1945. He is also a guest blogger at the Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) part of the Florida Atlantic University Libraries (FAU). Niels Falch is interested in popular music, Jewish music, jazz, songwriting, American music, Yiddish theater, and forensic musicology.


University of Groningen

University of Amsterdam

Leiden University

Conservatory of Zwolle

Conservatory of Enschede

Conservatory of Amsterdam


American Musicological Society (AMS)

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS)

International Association for the Study of Popular Music, IASPM Benelux

Songwriting Studies Research Network

Nederlands Genootschap voor Joodse Studiën

Genootschap voor de Joodse Wetenschap in Nederland

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