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Willie Strong

Dr. Willie Strong

Adjunct Faculty

Music History, World Music

Office : ETHR 126

Email :

Phone : 803-641-3515


Bachelor of Arts - Music, Emory University

Master of Arts - Musicology, Yale University

Doctor of Philosophy - Historical Musicology, University of California at Los Angeles

Courses Taught

World Music

History of Western Music


Willie Strong received his doctoral degree in music history from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1994; he also holds degrees from Yale University (MA, 1988) and Emory University (BA with High Honors, 1986).  He has taught at UCLA, Yale University, and the University of South Carolina at Columbia, where he also served as the co-director of the Center for Southern African-American Music.

His research interests focus on nationalism in African-American and American music, and his publications have appeared in The New Grove Dictionary of Music, Notes, The Glendora Review, and The International Dictionary of Black Composers.  


The Etherredge Center
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
P: (803) 641-3305

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday : 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Friday : 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday : Closed

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