Tracy McMullen

Affiliation: Music
Associate Professor of Music

Tracy McMullen is a saxophonist, composer, and Associate Professor of Music at Bowdoin College. Her 2019 book, Haunthenticity: Musical Replay and the Fear of the Real, examines musical performance and its relationship to conceptions of the past, history, and identity. She is currently researching her second book, The Courage Hear: Jazz Traditions and the Price of the Ticket, which investigates jazz as a moral practice. Her articles and chapters have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes in the United States and Europe. She has held fellowship positions with USC, IICSI (Canada), and the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice and has served on national and international grant and prize committees for the NEA, the AMS, and FWF. As a saxophonist and composer, she has recorded on Cadence, Parma, and Plutonium Records, among others. More information can be found at

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  • PhD, University of California San Diego
  • MM, University of North Texas
  • MA, University of North Texas
  • BA, Stanford University