Dr Christopher Coady

BA (Magna Cum Laude) SkidmoreCollNY PhD UNSW
Lecturer in Musicology

C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 1407
Fax +61 2 9351 1287

Biographical details

Dr Christopher Coady, Lecturer in Musicology, is a jazz researcher interested in a range of topics. He is the author of John Lewis and the Challenge of “Real” Black Music (forthcoming from University of Michigan Press) and has published articles on jazz in film noir, the music of the Modern Jazz Quartet and the pedagogy of music research training. He teaches the undergraduate courses Jazz Musicology and Analysis and African-American Music Inquiry along with the postgraduate seminars Research Skills for Music Performance and Current Topics in Jazz Research.

Coady is particularly interested in the ways in which jazz musicians conceptualize their practice – both historically and in the present-day – and frequently supervises post-graduate students engaged in practice-based research projects.

In addition to his teaching and research at the Conservatorium, Coady serves as co-editor and chief of the Sydney Undergraduate Journal of Musicology.

In the media

Chris Coady recently spoke with ABC's Geoff Wood about the iconic album “A Love Supreme”, recorded by the John Coltrane Quartet in December 1964 and released in February 1965. You can listen to the interview here.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2016

  • Zulu, the NAACP and Civil Rights Ideology in New Orleans (1960-1970); Coady C; Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University/Bjorn Barnheim Research Fellowship.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Coady, C. (2016). John Lewis and the Challenge of "Real" Black Music. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. [More Information]

Book Chapters

  • Coady, C. (2016). Shotgun weddings and bohemian dreams: Jazz, family values and storytelling in Australian film. In Bruce Johnson (Eds.), Antipodean Riffs: Essays on Australasian Jazz, (pp. 135-152). Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing.

Journals

  • Coady, C., Webb, M. (2016). Resisting Best Practice in Australian Practice Based Jazz Doctorates. British Journal of Music Education, 33(3), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Coady, C. (2015). Shotgun weddings and bohemian dreams: Jazz, family values and storytelling in Australian film. Jazz Research Journal, 8(1-2), 144-162.
  • Coady, C., Nelson, K. (2013). Extra-curricular Undergraduate Research Training: Notes on the Pedagogical Practices Behind the Sydney Undergraduate Journal of Musicology. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 10(2), 1-13.
  • Coady, C. (2012). AfroModernist Subversion of Film Noir Conventions in John Lewis' Scores to Sait-on Jamais (1957) and Odds Against Tomorrow (1959). Musicology Australia, 34(1), 1-31. [More Information]
  • Coady, C. (2011). From Gospel to Gates: Modal Blending in African-American Musical Discourse before the Signifyin(g) Monkey. PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, 8(1), 1-17.
  • Coady, C. (2009). Ellington in the Third Stream: A new perspective on the fugal works of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Jazzforschung, 41(1), 65-82.

2016

  • Coady, C. (2016). John Lewis and the Challenge of "Real" Black Music. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. [More Information]
  • Coady, C., Webb, M. (2016). Resisting Best Practice in Australian Practice Based Jazz Doctorates. British Journal of Music Education, 33(3), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Coady, C. (2016). Shotgun weddings and bohemian dreams: Jazz, family values and storytelling in Australian film. In Bruce Johnson (Eds.), Antipodean Riffs: Essays on Australasian Jazz, (pp. 135-152). Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing.

2015

  • Coady, C. (2015). Shotgun weddings and bohemian dreams: Jazz, family values and storytelling in Australian film. Jazz Research Journal, 8(1-2), 144-162.

2013

  • Coady, C., Nelson, K. (2013). Extra-curricular Undergraduate Research Training: Notes on the Pedagogical Practices Behind the Sydney Undergraduate Journal of Musicology. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 10(2), 1-13.

2012

  • Coady, C. (2012). AfroModernist Subversion of Film Noir Conventions in John Lewis' Scores to Sait-on Jamais (1957) and Odds Against Tomorrow (1959). Musicology Australia, 34(1), 1-31. [More Information]

2011

  • Coady, C. (2011). From Gospel to Gates: Modal Blending in African-American Musical Discourse before the Signifyin(g) Monkey. PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, 8(1), 1-17.

2009

  • Coady, C. (2009). Ellington in the Third Stream: A new perspective on the fugal works of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Jazzforschung, 41(1), 65-82.

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