Mary Catherine Stoumbos

PhD Student in Ethnomusicology

Mary Catherine Stoumbos joined the Department of Music in 2016 as a PhD candidate with a focus in Ethnomusicology. Her research interests include institutions that support music education within decentralized funding paradigms as well as public and private music education programs for adolescents and young adults. Her current research is based primarily in Northern New Jersey. At Columbia, Mary Catherine served as a Teaching Observation Fellow in 2018-2019 and as a Lead Teaching Fellow in 2019-2020 through the Center for Teaching and Learning. She also serves on the editorial board and manages subscriptions for the Current Musicology journal and was the treasurer of the 2019 Columbia Music Scholarship Conference. Prior to beginning her Ph.D., Mary Catherine graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Mathematics and Music in 2012 and from King's College London with a M.Mus. in Musicology and Ethnomusicology in 2014.