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Matthew Thomas

Personal Info

Dr. Matthew Alan Thomas earned his PhD in historical musicology from the University of Southern California. A regular contributor to the Salzburg Mozart Week and the Grove Dictionary of American Music, Dr. Thomas teaches at Pasadena City College and Cal State Fullerton and works as a professional choral singer in Los Angeles. His  dissertation Dynamic Canons concerns the influence of documentary film, the Pulitzer Prize, and State Department public diplomacy tours on the canonization of jazz.


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