Congratulations to Dr. Kevin C. Holt!

The Columbia Department of Music congratulates our newest PhD, Dr. Kevin C. Holt!

Dr. Holt defended his PhD dissertation, entitled "Get Crunk! The Performative Resistance of Atlanta Hip-Hop Party Music," on Friday, September 14. The dissertation was advised by Prof. Kevin Fellezs.  Dr. Holt's dissertation committee (pictured) included Prof. Ellie Hisama (Columbia); Prof. Aaron Fox (Columbia); Prof. Farah Griffin (Columbia); and Prof. Daphne Brooks (Yale University). Dr. Holt was supported in our program by a prestigious Ford Foundation fellowship as well as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Holt also earned his MA degree in African-American Studies at Columbia.

Congratulations Dr. Holt!