Rami Toubia Stucky

University of Virginia, Old Cabell Hall

Charlottesville, VA 22903

(316) 708-9404, rts2kh@virginia.edu

EDUCATION

 

University of Virginia

PhD, Music, 2021

Dissertation: Bossa Nova ‘62: Brazil’s Impact on American Popular Music

Commitee: Karl Hagstrom Miller (chair), Scott DeVeaux, Jack Hamilton, Penny Von Eschen, Noel Lobley

 

New England Conservatory

MM, Music History and Literature, 2016

Thesis: Music as Urban Renewal: Studio We, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Revitalization of the Bowery

Advisor: Robert Labaree

 

Bowdoin College

BA, Africana Studies, cum laude, 2013

Honors Thesis: Rhythm, Rage, and Restraint: John Coltrane, Nina Simone, and the Music of the 1963 Birmingham Bombing

Advisor: Tracy McMullen

 

PUBLICATIONS

Articles

“A diplomacia cultural do Brasil e seu papel na chegada da Bossa Nova aos Estados Unidos durante a Guerra Fria.” Under review with Luso-Brazilian Review.

Book Reviews

Brazil’s Revolution in Commerce: Creating Consumer Capitalism in the American Century. By James P. Woodard. (Enterprise & Society, forthcoming).

 

Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s. By Michael C. Heller. (Journal of the Society for American Music, v. 12, n. 4 November 2018, pp. 520-521. New York, N.Y.: Cambridge University Press).

 

Erik Satie: A Parisian Composer and his World. By Caroline Potter. (Echo: A Music-Centered Journal, v. 12, n.1 2016. Los Angeles, CA: University of California, Los Angeles Graduate Student Journal).

 

Public Scholarship

“What the Makers of Green Book Got Wrong about Black Music.” YouTube Video. Society for American Music Digital Lectures, 2021. Under Review.

 

“How We Frame Things with Our Language Matters.” The Brunswick News. July 22, 2020, sec. Letter to the Editor. https://thebrunswicknews.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/how-we-frame-things-with-our-language-matters/article_6c217d49-c6e8-56e5-9f98-f7d0006d7f01.html.

 

“Sounds of Black Culture Shouldn't Be Marginalized.” The Brunswick News. May 2, 2020, sec. Letter to

the Editor. https://thebrunswicknews.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/sounds-of-black-culture-shouldnt-be-marginalized/article_b19dbdbd-dd70-5f99-afcb-cfae1f958504.html.

 

“Steve Reich and the Harlem Riots: ‘Come Out,’ 1966.” YouTube Video. Society for American Music Digital Lectures, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dmltbwI9nw.

CONFERENCES PAPERS AND INVITED TALKS

“Orchestrating the Brazilian Clave in American Popular Music.” University of Virginia Music Colloquia Series, Charlottesville, VA. February 21, 2020.

 

“Lost in Translation: Introducing Bossa Nova to American Listeners.” The Annual Conference of the South Central Music Consortium, Charlottesville, VA. September 30, 2018.

 

“Baroque Counterpoint in Early Nina Simone: Little Girl Blue, 1959." Michigan Music Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. March 19, 2016.

 

"Student Activism at the New England Conservatory: Gunther Schuller, the Creative Black Artists, and Jazz Curriculum." Society for American Music, Boston, MA. March 12, 2016.

 

"Loft Jazz: The Politics of Space during the Cold War." Rutgers University's Graduate Music Conference, "Performance Place, Performance Space,” New Brunswick, NJ. March 8, 2015.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

University of Virginia (instructor of record)

Black Music and Corporate America

The Modern Civil Rights Movement As Heard Through Jazz: 1955-1968

Musicianship II

Theory I

Introductory Piano Keyboarding

 

University of Virginia (teaching assistant)

Music, Politics & Social Movements in US & World (with Prof. Kevin Gaines)

Composing Mixtapes (with Prof. AD Carson)

Introduction to Jazz History (with Prof. Scott DeVeaux)

Popular Music (with Prof. Karl Miller and Prof. Noel Lobely)

 

New England Conservatory (teaching assistant)

Survey of Western Music: 1720-Present (with Prof. Thomas Handel)

Jazz History for Non-Majors (with Prof. Steven Bass)

Intro to Musical Styles (with Prof. Sean Gallagher and Prof. Matthew Cron)

 

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

 

Composer/Conductor

“Assum Preto.” Performed by Joy Collins and the University of Virginia Big Band Ensemble. April 15, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVKNVL6H8Us.

 

"The Song is You." Performed by Joy Collins and the University of Virginia Big Band Ensemble. December 8, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ottfk2qKNoU

 

"Lullaby of Birdland." Performed by Tina Hashemi and the University of Virginia Big Band Ensemble. April 13, 2019; October 26. 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc5V1_VI34o

 

"Everything Happens To Me." Performed by Tina Hashemi and the University of Virginia Big Band Ensemble. February 8, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRDJg6UE3p4

 

“Blue Champagne.” To be performed by Tina Hashemi and the University of Virginia Big Band Ensemble.

 

“The Hills Have Eyes.” Recorded by Trey and the University of Virginia Big Band Ensemble. Fall 2020.

https://soundcloud.com/uvamusicdept/take-the-torch-rami-stucky-rap?in=uvamusicdept/sets/the-uva-jazz-ensemble

 

Drummer

Monitor. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5OUfsZqqBlsVtWIzayDPF5.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

Global South Lab, University of Virginia

Fichenscher-Pace Award, University of Virginia

Jefferson Fellow in Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia

Fellow in Americas Center/Centro de las Américas, University of Virginia

Public Humanities Fellow in South Atlantic Studies, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Private Lessons Scholarship, Charlottesville Jazz Society

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Summer Fund, University of Virginia

Society For American Music Digital Lecture Series

 

SKILLS

 

Language

Levantine Arabic, French, Brazilian Portuguese

 

Technology

ArcGIS, Sibelius, Finale, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Audition

 

REFERENCES

 

Karl Hagstrom Miller

Associate Professor of Music

Old Cabell Hall, 114B

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903

434-924-3052

khm8f@virginia.edu

 

Scott DeVeaux

Professor of Music

Old Cabell Hall, 208

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903

434-924-6500

skd9r@virginia.edu

 

John D’earth

Senior Lecturer, Director of Jazz Performance

Old Cabell Hall, B18

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903

jed6p@virginia.edu

Penny von Eschen

Professor of History and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American Studies

Nau Hall, 423

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903

pmv3c@virginia.edu

 

Jack Hamilton

Associate Professor of Media Studies

Wilson Hall, 126

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903

jch6dx@virginia.edu