Bard Faculty

Maria Sonevytsky

Assistant Professor of Music

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Anthropology, Music


B.A., Barnard College; Ph.D., Columbia University; postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and University of Toronto. In 2011, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, she founded the Chernobyl Songs Project: Living Culture from a Lost World, a public ethnomusicology program that sought to broaden awareness about the cultural impact of nuclear disaster by reviving ritual song repertoires from rural communities near the accident site that dispersed after 1986. The project culminated with multimedia performances in four cities; a Smithsonian Folkways recording followed in 2013. As an accordionist, vocalist, and pianist, she performs with Anti-Social Music, a composer/performer collective based in New York City. At Bard since 2014.


Phone: 845-758-6822