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D’Errico Earns Promotion and Tenure at Albright College

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D’Errico Earns Promotion and Tenure at Albright College

Michael D’Errico, Ph.D., Temple, PA, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Music, with tenure, at Albright College.

D’Errico received his doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, his Master of Arts degree from Tufts University, and his undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire.

Since joining the Albright College faculty in 2018, D’Errico’s research has focused on the convergence of contemporary popular music, music technology, digital media in the 21st century, and how changes in technology and the media shape, and are shaped by, changes in communities.

D’Errico’s diverse scholarly activity has included published book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, presentations at national and international academic conferences, collaborations on student-led Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE) projects, and compositions written and performed for live performances. In addition, his recently published book “PUSH: Software Design and the Cultural Politics of Music” is highly regarded as a critical and timely dive into race, gender, and new paradigms in musical automation.

He frequently teaches Popular Culture and Digital Music, Recording Technology, and Music Production. D’Errico received Albright’s Class of ’49 Annadora Vesper Shirk Award for Faculty Scholarship in 2022.

Named a top national college by U.S. News & World Report, Albright College, Reading, (founded 1856) is home to engaging faculty who believe that the best academic moments are when students feel inspired and ready to take action. The college’s distinctive co-major program enables students to cross or combine different areas of study without taking longer to graduate. Study alongside undergraduate students, adult learners, and graduate students, and ignite your SPARK at Albright College.