Kyle DeCoste

PhD Student in Ethnomusicology

Kyle DeCoste is a PhD student in ethnomusicology from Nova Scotia, Canada. His research interests include African American music, intersectionality, queer theory, childhood, futurity, collaborative ethnography, Black feminist epistemologies, and popular culture. He holds a BA in music and arts administration from Bishop's University (2012) and an MA in musicology from Tulane University (2015).

He is a recipient of the Maynard Klein Award from the Newcomb Department of Music (Tulane University, 2014), honorable mention for the Wong Tolbert Student Paper Prize from the Section for the Status of Women (Society for Ethnomusicology, 2014), and a Global South Fellowship (New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, 2017).

Kyle has presented his research at conferences including the Society for Ethnomusicology, the EMP Pop Conference, and Feminist Theory and Music. His writing appears in Ethnomusicology and SEM Student News and he is currently an Associate Editor for Current Musicology. His article, "Street Queens: New Orleans Brass Bands and the Problem of Intersectionality" was published in Ethnomusicology in 2017.

Columbia Degrees: 
MA, Ethnomusicology
Degrees from Other Institutions: 
with honors
Bishop's University
Tulane University