Maria Sonevytsky

Assistant Professor of Music

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Anthropology, Experimental Humanities, Music, Russian and Eurasian Studies


B.A., Barnard College; Ph.D., Columbia University; postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and University of Toronto. She has published on indigenous, folk, revival, and popular musics in Ukraine; ethnographic representation in the post-Soviet world; and the accordion and critical organology. Her multimedia public ethnomusicology project, “No Other Home: The Crimean Tatar Repatriates,” was published in Triple Canopy and the Polish journal Pressje, and was shown in museums in New York, Kyiv, and Bucharest. In 2011, she spearheaded the Chornobyl Songs Project, which culminated with multimedia performances in four cities; a Smithsonian Folkways recording will be released in April 2015. She has performed in a variety of musical genres as an accordionist, vocalist, and pianist. At Bard since 2014.


Phone: 845-758-6822