Bauer, Erin

At UW-Whitewater

University - Faculty/Staff
Office Phone
(262) 472-5626
Office Location
CA 2022

Erin Bauer joined the music faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2018.  She teaches the music history sequence and upper-level ethno/musicology electives.  She holds BAs in physics and music (piano) from Colorado College and an MA and Ph.D. in musicology from Claremont Graduate University.

Dr. Bauer's research explores the cross-cultural influence and mainstream assimilation of Latin American folk music within the global society.  Her current book project examines the recent worldwide spread of Texas-Mexican accordion music, called conjunto, a regional tradition historically forming a powerful symbol of cultural identity.  Related topics of interest include Ry Cooder, Los Lobos, and the Limburg-based rock band Rowwen Hèze.  Dr. Bauer has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences.  Her writing appears in Rock Music Studies, a number of essay collections, and the Latin American Music Review.  

Prior to her time at UW-W, Dr. Bauer spent three years as Director of Instrumental Music at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Before moving to Wyoming, she taught courses in music at Western Nebraska Community College and Mt. San Antonio College in Southern California.  Before that, she spent ten years teaching math, physics, and music at the secondary level in Texas and California.

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