Wayne G. Marshall, PhD

Assistant Professor of Music History, Berklee College of Music

Wayne Marshall is an assistant professor of music history at Berklee College of Music. An ethnomusicologist focusing on the interplay between Caribbean and American music, sound reproduction technologies, and musical publics, Marshall has also taught at Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Chicago. He co-edited Reggaeton (Duke, 2009) and has published in such journals as Popular Music and Callaloo while writing for press outlets like Wax Poetics and The Wire as well as on his acclaimed blog, wayneandwax. He has been teaching courses at Harvard Extension School since 2005.


  • PhD University of Wisconsin



Courses with Wayne G. Marshall

Spring term 2018


This course uses hands-on media production, in the form of audio and video art, to examine the interplay between music and technology since the dawn of sound reproduction, especially in the digital age. Embracing new technologies ourselves, we employ popular, powerful music software (Ableton Live) to explore new techniques and idioms for storytelling by composing a series of études.