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Blase Scarnati, PhD

Blase Scarnati, PhD

Professor, School of Music
Northern Arizona University

Blase Scarnati, PhD, is director of global learning in the Center for International Education and professor of musicology in the School of Music at Northern Arizona University. He was the founding director of the First Year Seminar-Action Research Team Program, which became one of the largest civic agency and community engagement programs in the country and was featured at the Obama White House in 2012. Scarnati publishes and presents widely on faculty collaboration, global learning curriculum, and civic engagement. In music, he works in critical improvisation studies, publishing and presenting on reggae, country music, and jazz. Scarnati has published in Bringing Theory to Practice-AAC&U Civic Series, Higher Education Exchange, Academic Leader, Teacher-Scholar, Diversity & Democracy, the Kettering Foundation Working Paper Series, and the Huffington Post among others. He holds a PhD and MA in historical musicology from the University of Pittsburgh and an MM in music performance from Northwestern University.