Hi, I’m Lydia Warren, a musician and scholar based in Memphis, Tennessee. I received a PhD in music from the University of Virginia in 2021, a BA in music from Smith College and a Five College Consortium Certificate in Ethnomusicology in 2014, and an AS in music from Middlesex Community College in 2011. Prior to and during my studies, I worked as a full-time internationally-touring musician (guitar and voice).
My areas of expertise are American music, music-based tourism, racial and economic inequity in music, and museums. I currently work in grantwriting at the University of Memphis and I am a Fellow at Tourism Reset. I am also a card-carrying member of the Cloud Appreciation Society.
Upcoming Performances and Talks
Performance: Friday October 29, 2021- River City Records outside stage (near) 101 South Main St., Memphis, TN 4-5pm
Talk: Friday December 3, 4pm CST (5pm EST), 2021- University of Memphis Music Department Symposium
In person: Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, 3775 Central Ave., Memphis, TN, Room G8
Via Zoom: Zoom Link, Meeting ID: 837 0177 4582 Passcode: 641364
Talk: January 2022 (date/time TBD)- Southern Humanities Conference, Hu Hotel, Memphis, TN