Graduate Student (3rd Year)

Jamie Blake is broadly interested in American music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, as well as Russian music and Russian-American artistic relationships. Her current project theorizes and contextualizes the role of flow theory in improvised jazz, focusing on questions of embodiment, creativity, and collectivity in performance. Her dissertation research will explore questions of identity, allegiance, and artistry in the post-revolution Russian diaspora through conductor and émigré Serge Koussevitzky. Jamie earned a Bachelor of Music in music education from Boston University and a Master of Music in instrumental conducting from Brigham Young University. She has worked extensively conducting bands and orchestras, and enjoys working with both adult and youth ensembles. She remains a freelance trumpeter and teaches private lessons in the triangle area.

  • Email: jtblake@live.unc.edu
  • Office: 219 Hill Hall