Peter Kvetko

Professional Details

Title Chairperson
Department Music and Dance
Office Classroom Building 267
Phone 978.542.7405
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Recent and Upcoming Courses

FYMU 100 First Year Seminar (music)
MUS 112 Introduction to World Music
MUS 113H Honors Intro to World Music
MUS 123 World Music Skills Class
MUS 180 Small Music Ensembles
MUS 320 History of Rock Music
MUS 383 Ear Training IV
MUS 470 Ethnomusicology
MUS 500 Directed Study

Professional Biography

B.A. in English (Wittenberg University) M.Mus. and Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology (Univ of Texas at Austin) Peter Kvetko teaches courses in ethnomusicology and popular music studies, directs the World Music Ensemble, and offers private lessons on sitar, tabla and mbira at Salem State University. His primary research interests focus on the popular music cultures of North India. He also performs Javanese gamelan music with Gamelan Laras Tentrem and traditional Shona music with Samanyanga Mbira Group. Dr. Kvetko joined the music department in 2007 and has also taught at Tufts, Wellesley, Brandeis, Northeastern, and the University of Texas at Austin.