Benjamin M. Givan

Assistant Professor of Music
Filene 118



B.A., Music and American History, Brown University, 1996.

Ph.D. in Music Theory, Yale University, 2003. Dissertation: “Django Reinhardt’s Style and Improvisational Process.”

Book in Preparation

The Music of Django Reinhardt (University of Michigan Press).


“Duets for One: Louis Armstrong’s Vocal Recordings.” The Musical Quarterly. Forthcoming.

“Django Reinhardt’s ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams.’” Annual Review of Jazz Studies 12: 41-62. Forthcoming, 2004.

“Django Reinhardt’s Left Hand.” In Jazz Planet. Edited by E. Taylor Atkins, 19-39. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2003.

“Jazz Taxonomies.” Jazz Research News 10 (2003): 472-86.

“Discontinuity in the Music of Django Reinhardt.” Current Musicology 71-73 (Spring 2001-Spring 2002): 232-75.


MU 241-243. Materials and Structures of Western Music.

MU 317. Music in the Twentieth Century.

MU 345. Topics Seminar: Miles Davis