Amelia K. Ingram is an ethnomusicologist and Adjunct Asst.
Professor in the departments of Fine Arts, English (CPS) and Inst.
of Core Studies at St. John’s University. She received a Ph.D. in
Ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University, in May 2012. Her
dissertation is entitled Parang in Perspective: Spanish Creole
Culture and National Identity in Trinidad. In 2002-2003, she
received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct fieldwork in Trinidad
and Tobago. She received her B.A. from the University of North
Texas and M.M. at the University of Florida, where she completed a
thesis entitled The Petrotrin Invaders: A Trinidadian Steel Band
and its Relationship to Calypso, Soca, and the Recording Industry.
Her research interests include Caribbean and Latin American music,
ethnicity, creole identity, popular culture and migration. She has
performed steel pan, flute and latin percussion in the Caribbean
and the U.S. and published articles on Trinidadian music and
culture. Her performing credits include venues such as Lincoln
Center Out of Doors, Mets Baseball game at Shea Stadium, National
Panorama Competition in Trinidad, and Panorama Competition in
Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
She has taught courses and workshops on western and world music
history and performance, anthropology of music, popular culture and
interdisciplinary writing. She currently teaches in the Discover
New York program with a course theme “Immigration and Music in New
York City” as well as courses in the department of Fine Arts.