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Kimberly D. Hannon Teal

Kimberly D. Hannon Teal

Assistant Professor, Musicology

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-4701

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Kimberly Hannon Teal joined the Music Department at the University of Arkansas in the fall of 2016. Her research addresses contemporary jazz, and she is interested in how live performance contexts contribute to musical experiences and meaning. Her dissertation, “Living Traditions: Embodying Heritage in Contemporary Jazz Performance,” was supported by the Elsa T. Johnson Fellowship and the Glenn Watkins Fellowship, and her research has appeared in American Music and Jazz Perspectives.

Previously, she served as the Director of Graduate Advising and Services at the Eastman School of Music and taught music history at both Eastman and the Rochester Institute of Technology. She holds a PhD and MA in historical musicology from Eastman, where she was also a trumpet student of James Thompson and Clay Jenkins, and a BM in trumpet performance from the University of Oregon, where she studied with George Recker.

Jazz, Live Performance, Music and Dance

MUHS 3717 Music History II
MUHS 4253 Jazz History
MUHS 4253 American Musical Identities
MUHS 5973 Music Bibliography

B.M., University of Oregon
M.A., University of Rochester Eastman School of Music
Ph.D., University of Rochester Eastman School of Music

“Posthumously Live: Canon Formation at Jazz at Lincoln Center through the Case of Mary Lou Williams,” American Music, vol. 34/2 (Winter 2015).

“Beyond the Cotton Club: The Persistence of Duke Ellington’s Jungle Style,” Jazz Perspectives, Ellington Special Issue (January 2013).