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Nolan Warden

Lecturer // SLC

Lecturer // Spanish and Portuguese // SLC

Lecturer // Music // Rueff School

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Room: SC 113


Ph.D. Ethnomusicology. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

M.A. Musicology. Tufts University.

B.Mus. Hand Percussion Performance and Music Business. Berklee College of Music.

Dr. Warden has a dual appointment in Spanish and Music, teaching courses such as introductory Spanish, World Music, Music History I & II, Music Appreciation, and Jazz History. He is currently developing a course on Music of Latin America for Purdue. Prior to Purdue, he taught at UCLA, Butler University, University of Indianapolis, Loyola Marymount University, California State Dominguez Hills, and Malcolm X College. Dr. Warden’s research and publications have focused primarily on ethnomusicological studies of Afro-diasporic and Indigenous musics of Latin America, specifically Afro-Cuban ritual drumming and Wixárika (Huichol) popular music in Mexico. Outside of academia he performs in the Latin music group Clave Caribe, has worked as Executive Director for the Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering, and is a founding member and co-director of Nuestra Escuelita, a local nonprofit Spanish school for Spanish-speaking children.