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Sarah Caissie Provost

Associate Professor, Musicology, Area Coordinator

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Contact: (904) 620-3836 



Sarah Caissie Provost received her Ph.D. from Brandeis University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from the University of Hartford, where she studied with John Wion. Previously, she taught at Clark University in Worcester, MA. 

Dr. Provost’s research focuses on 1930s jazz music and dance, with particular interest in issues of race and gender. She recently presented a paper on Mary Lou Williams at the annual conference of the Society for American Music, and has also presented papers at Music and the Moving Image (New York University), the American Musicological Society (New England chapter), “Alive By Her Own Hand:” Women Composers as Performers of Their Own Work (Brandeis University), and the Guelph International Jazz Festival Colloquium. Her dissertation is titled “Benny Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert.”