David Moskowitz

Professor, Musicology

MUSIC

W M Lee Center for Fine Arts 124

Phone: (605) 658-3472

Email: Dave.Moskowitz@usd.edu

Bio:

David Moskowitz earned his doctorate in Musicology from the University of Kansas in 2001. He has been teaching music history at the undergraduate and graduate level at USD since that time. In the intervening period, Moskowitz has published a pair of encyclopedias (Caribbean Popular Music and Best Band 100 Bands of All-Time), several monographs (two biographies of Bob Marley and one of Jimi Hendrix), and a multitude of articles/book chapters.


Teaching Interests:

Music History Rock and Roll Reggae


Research Interests:

Reggae Ska Dancehall Bob Marley Jimi Hendrix


Education:

  • Ph D, Musicology, University of Kansas, 2001
  • Master's of Music, Music History, Ohio University, 1994
  • Bachelor of General Studies, Emphasis in Violin Performance, Ohio University, 1991

Grants:

  • Mobile Computing Initiative Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2010 - 2010)
  • Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2011)
  • Center For Teaching and Learning Grant, CTL. Grant Role: Principal.
  • College of Fine Arts Travel Grant, College of Fine Arts. Grant Role: Principal.
  • Center for Teaching and Learning Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning.

Publications:

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  • Moskowitz, David. The Musical Language of Rock. Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • Moskowitz, David. Caribbean Regions and Popular Music. In The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Muisc, 210-220. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017.
  • Moskowitz, David. Just Around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination. Vol. 54, Iss. 6. Choice Reviews: a Publishing Unit of ACRL, 2016.
  • Moskowitz, David. A Concise History of Rock and R&B: From Their Origins Through the early 1990s. Wesleyan University Press, 2016.
  • Moskowitz, David. Remixing Reggaeton: the Cultural Politics in Puerto Rico. Choice Connection, 2016.
  • Moskowitz, David. Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity..
  • Moskowitz, David V.. The 100 Greatest Bands of All Time: A Guide to the Legends Who Rocked the World. In The 100 Greatest Bands of All Time: A Guide to the Legends Who Rocked the World, 756. Iss. 1st. California: ABC-CLIO, 2015.
  • Lombardi, Paul, and Moskowitz, David. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. In The 100 Best Bands of All Time: An Encyclopedia, edited by Dave Moskowitz. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2015.
  • Lombardi, Paul, and Moskowitz, David. Aerosmith. In The 100 Best Bands of All Time: An Encyclopedia, edited by Dave Moskowitz. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2015.
  • Moskowitz, David. Sun, Sea, Sound: Music and Tourism in the Circum-Caribbean. In Sun, Sea, Sound: Music and Tourism in the Circum-Caribbean..
  • Moskowitz, David. Groove: an aesthetic of measuring time. In Groove: an aesthetic of measuring time..
  • Moskowitz, David. Hardcore, Punk, and the other Junk: Aggressive Sounds in Contemporary Music. Choice: Curretn Reveiws for Academic Libraries, 2014.
  • Moskowitz, David. Studying the Dead: The Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 2014.
  • Moskowitz, David. If you Like Bob Marley....here are over 200 Bands, CDs, films and other oddities you you will love. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 2013.
  • Moskowitz, David. Multicultural Music in America: An Introducation to Our Musical Heritage. Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2013.
  • Moskowitz, David. The Beatles. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Moskowitz, David. Welcome to the Jungle: Scholarship in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal of the 1980s. Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2013.
  • Moskowitz, David. Medieval Music. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Moskowitz, David. Achipelagos of Sound: transnational Caribbeanites, women, and music. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 2013.
  • Moskowitz, David. The Rock History Reader (Second Edition). Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 2013.
  • Moskowitz, David. Rock on Record. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Moskowitz, David. The Wrecking Crew: the Insdie Story of Rock and Roll's Best-kept Secret. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 2013.
  • Moskowitz, David. Metal Rules the World: heavy metal music around the world. Choice Reviews, 2012.
  • Moskowitz, David. Beyond and Before: Progressive Rock Since the 1960s. In Book, edited by Paul Hegarty/Martin Halliwell, 318. New York, New York: Continuum, 2012.
  • Moskowitz, David. Oxford History of Western Music-Post production form. Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Moskowitz, David. Liner notes for the eight works on the CD. In The Nolan Stolz Rock Orchestra..
  • Moskowitz, David. American History through Music: Music of the 1980s. In book. Connecticut: Greenwood, 2011.
  • Moskowitz, David. American History through Music: Music of the 1990s. In Book. Connecticut: Greenwood, 2011.
  • Moskowitz, David. In Chetumal, we are not rasta but we like Reggae": Afro-Caribbean msuic, identity and region in the Mexico-Belize border. Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, 2011.
  • Moskowitz, David. Rock Reader Manuscript Review. In A Popular Music Reader. New Jersey: Pearson, 2011.
  • Moskowitz, David. The 1950s and the first generation of rock and rollers had the biggest impact on American popular culture. In Enduring Questions Series in the Popular Culture Academic Database. Connecticut: Greenwood, 2011.
  • Moskowitz, David. Forever Doo/Wop: Race, Nostalgia, and Vocal Harmony. In Book. Boston, Massachuesetts: University of Massachuesetts Press, 2011.
  • Moskowitz, David. Dancehall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 2011.
  • Moskowitz, David. Etta James. In Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2E. New York, New York: Oxford, 2011.
  • Moskowitz, David. Ruth Brown. In Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2E. New York, New York: Oxford, 2011.
  • Moskowitz, David. Man Vibes: Masculinities in the Jamaican Dancehall. Choice Reviews, 2010.
  • Moskowitz, David. Oxford History of Western Music. In Textbook review pre-publication. Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Moskowitz, David. Time and Memory in Reggae Music. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 2010.
  • Moskowitz, David. The Words and Music of Jimi Hendrix. In Book, edited by James Perone, 207. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger Publisher, 2010.
  • Moskowitz, David. Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 2010.
  • Moskowitz, David. Rock Is Dead, They Say (Long Live Rock!. In Textbook proposal review. Cengage Learning Publishers, 2010.
  • Moskowitz, David. What's That Sound. In Textbook proposal review. W. W. Norton and Company, 2010.
  • Moskowitz, David. Reggaeton: Refiguring American Music. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 2010.
  • Moskowitz, David. The Beatles As Musicians: Revolver through the Anthology. Oxford University Press.

Awards and Honors:

  • "Professor of the Game", USD Academic Affairs, 2017
  • School of Music Acievement in Music Award, Ohio University Society of Alumni and Friends, 2013
  • Knutson Distinguished Professor, College of Fine Arts/USD, 2012
  • Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2007

Presentations:

  • Moskowitz, David. Are You Experienced?: Decoding the Autobiographical Messages in the Lyric of Jimi Hendrix. Presented at the 11th Annual International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii. (January 11, 2013)
  • Moskowitz, David. Are You Experienced?--the Autobiographical Messages in the Songs of Jimi Hendrix. Presented at the 53rd National Conference of the College Music Sociey, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (September 23, 2010)