• Associate Professor of Musicology
ccarson@utexas.edu
Office Phone: 512-232-9448
Office Location: MBE 3.604
Specialties:
  • Musicology

Charles Carson is a musicologist whose interests are African-American/American expressive cultures, Popular Music, Jazz, Film Music, and music and culture. A graduate of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, Charles is a former Howard Mayer Brown Fellow for the American Musicological Society. He received his PhD in Music History from the University of Pennsylvania, with a dissertation entitled “Broad and Market: At the Crossroads of Race and Class in Philadelphia Jazz, 1956-1980.” He has presented and published in a number of venues, on topics ranging from theme park music to smooth jazz.