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George Mason University

Gregory Robinson

Associate Professor

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  • 703-993-5094 (office)
  • de Laski Performing Arts Bldg, 432
    4400 University Drive, MS 3E3
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Gregory Joseph Robinson is associate professor of ethnomusicology at the School of Music. He received a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated summa cum laude from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. His current research focuses on music in Latin America in general and Chile and Argentina in particular. He studies rural dance music for accordion and guitar from Argentina, its dissemination to southern Chile, and its eventual adoption as local tradition in the region of Aisén, Chile, where he conducted fieldwork from 2005 to 2007.  He is currently working on a journal article and a book proposal, which draw on his dissertation research. At Mason, Robinson teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in ethnomusicology, world music, and music history. Robinson is proactive in fostering an environment for intellectual growth, both within and beyond the classroom and in working to enrich campus cultural life. In addition to his research, teaching, and advising responsibilities, he co-produces the First Fridays World Music Series, which forms part of Mason’s Global Routes Initiative. Additionally, he coordinates Mason’s world music minor and leads the university’s Celtic Ensemble. He also serves as a member of the Latin American studies faculty and participates in an interdisciplinary working group on music and transnational connections in the Americas.


PhD, Ethnomusicology, University of Pennsylvania (2008)

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Appointment: Tenured

Faculty Rank: Associate Professor

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