Alumni Authors


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As a celebration of our alumni, each month we will highlight a new book written by one of
North American-based alumni.

Our February 2021 book is "Ask the Experts: How Ford, Rockefeller, and the NEA Changed American Music"
by Michael Sy Uy (Merton, 2009).

Michael Sy Uy (BA, University of California, Berkeley; MPhil, Oxford University; PhD, Harvard University) is the Allston Burr Resident Dean of Dunster House, Assistant Dean of Harvard College, and a Lecturer in the Harvard University Department of Music. His published work appears in American Music, the Journal of the Society for American Music, the Journal of Musicology, and Music and Arts in Action. In 2018, he was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award by the Harvard Foundation. His main areas of scholarly research focus on patronage, philanthropy, arts education, cultural policy, expertise, and connoisseurship. He is an avid coxswain, runner, and indoor rock climber.

You can purchase Ask the Experts: How Ford, Rockefeller, and the NEA Changed American Music here.


Are you an alumni author?

If you have written a book which was published within the last three years, or is due to be released soon, please email us the following information.

Your full name
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to purchase the book online

We thank you for sharing your books with us, and will let you know if you are selected for a feature in the coming months.

Please visit our archive page to look back at previous Alumni Authors


The North American Office team