Kyle DeCoste

PhD Student in Ethnomusicology

Kyle DeCoste holds a BA in music and arts administration from Bishop's University (2012) and an MA in musicology from Tulane University (2015). In his master's thesis, he applied a black feminist theoretical lens to brass band performance in New Orleans. He is a recipient of the Maynard Klein Award from the Newcomb Department of Music (Tulane University, 2014) and honorable mention for the Wong Tolbert Student Paper Prize from the Section for the Status of Women (Society for Ethnomusicology, 2014). 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.

Kyle's most recent article, "Street Queens: New Orleans Brass Bands and the Problem of Intersectionality" appears in Ethnomusicology 61 (2).

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