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Matthew W. Mihalka

Matthew W. Mihalka

Instructor, Musicology

(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-4701

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Matthew Mihalka joined the Music Department at the University of Arkansas in 2011.  His research addresses the use of music in 20th/21st century American society, particularly during sporting events.  His work has been published in The American OrganistNotesAmerican History through American Sports, and Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.  He is the co-editor of Music around the World: A Global Encyclopedia, a four-volume music reference work scheduled for publication in 2019.  

Music & Society

Popular Music

Music in World Cultures

Experiencing Music

Music & the Moving Image

Popular Music Studies

Introduction to Ethnomusicology

American Music

B.M.E., University of Central Missouri
M.A., University of Minnesota
Ph.D., University of Minnesota