Guthrie Ramsey

Guthrie Ramsey

Fellow: Awarded 2022
Field of Study: Music Research

Competition: US & Canada

A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. is a music historian, pianist, composer, and Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Pennsylvania.

A widely-published, prize-winning writer, he’s the author, co-author, or editor of four music history books and many essays and articles. He was previously editor of the series Music of the African Diaspora at the University of California Press and founding editor of the blog

As a producer, label head, and bandleader Ramsey has released five recording projects and has performed at venues throughout the United States. He works in film, producing documentaries and music videos also composing the scores. Ramsey hosts the Musiqology Podcast, and Musiqology Rx is his community arts initiative that provides quality arts programming to under-served communities. He has written for and consulted with museums and galleries such as The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Museum of Modern Art and was co-curator of an exhibition on the Apollo Theater for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He’s an honorary member of the American Musicological Society.

Photo Credit: Nathaniel Roberts

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