Alexandra Grabarchuk, PhD, is a Ukrainian-born musicologist and performer. She received her doctorate from UCLA in 2015, supported by an Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship Award and a UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship. Her most recent publications include a chapter on Soviet progressive rock in Prog Rock in Europe: Overview of a Persistent Musical Style (2016), alongside the work of Allan Moore and Franco Fabbri. In addition to teaching and performing in the Los Angeles area, she has also worked as a score reader for the Metropolitan Opera’s LA-based live HD broadcast team since 2014.
Alex has held adjunct positions at UCLA, Mt. San Antonio College, and the Claremont University Consortium. Her teaching experience has encompassed working with diverse student populations from undergraduates to senior citizens, with glowing reviews from students and fellow faculty observers alike. Her teaching portfolio includes courses in musicology, music history, and piano performance.
Fluent in Russian and trained as a linguist, Alex has previously done extensive work on translating unpublished Stravinsky correspondence for Tamara Levitz's PROSE-awarded 2012 book Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone. She has also developed an original Cyrillic-to-English transliteration system for multiple Russian-language projects, and has done proofing work for books published with Princeton and Oxford University Presses. Alex has also provided musicological consultation and editing for academic articles in publications such as Journal of Popular Music Studies. She is available for the following services:
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