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Interview with Patrick Burke

Kierstan Carter

Patrick Burke is an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and the Head of Musicology in the Department of Music at Washington University in St. Louis. His teaching includes courses on jazz, US popular music, and music of the African diaspora. To learn more about his site, Powell Symphony Hall or about Professor Burke, please visit amcs.wustl.edu/MWMS

How did you choose your site? What intrigued you about that particular place?

I chose my site because I am a professor of music so, of course, I wanted to do something having to do with music. There was a widely covered Black Lives Matter protest at Powell Hall in 2014 that drew my attention and got me thinking more about the venue.  When we think about racial segregation in the United States, we often think about those places—neighborhood borders, buses, public [read more]

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