Jared Holton teaches Ethnomusicology and Musicology classes at UGA. He holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of California in Santa Barbara (2022). As a pianist, vocalist, and Arabic ‘ud (lute) performer, he approaches teaching and research as a musician. His current research explores the musical modes of North Africa and how the theory and practice of these modes relate to non-musical associations, such as the body, nonhuman beings, and identity. His qualifications in piano performance, global studies, and music pedagogy inform his current course offerings at UGA in Arabic Modes: Theory and Practice, Intro to Western Art Music, American Popular Music, and Orientalism and Music. In Spring 2023, he will direct the UGA Middle Eastern ensemble. He is a co-chair for the Society for Arab Music Research in the Society for Ethnomusicology.