Ghazi Faisal Al-Mulaifi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Music
New York University at Abu Dhabi-Global Studies and Music Departments and
P.A.A.E.T. College of Basic Education-Music Department Kuwait City firstname.lastname@example.org
New York University, New York, NY Ph.D. in Music, May 2016
Dissertation: “Al-Kout and the Sea: An Inquiry into the Production of Kuwaiti
Maritime Heritage” M.A. in Music, May, 2010
SUNY-Purchase College, Purchase, NY
B.A. in Philosophy, minor in Studio Composition, May 2008
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Public Authority for Applied Education and Training Scholarship, Kuwait, 2010-2015 Henry M. MacCracken Fellowship, New York University, 2008-2013
Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship, Kuwait, 2007-2010
New York University at Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates. Assistant Professor, 2019-Present.
Courses include: Engaging Khaleeji Musical Heritage: An Introduction to Applied Ethnomusicology and Guitar Peformance.
The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait City, Kuwait Assistant Professor, 2015-Present
Courses Include: Kuwaiti Pearl Diving Music Ensemble, Solfege, Computer Music, Guitar, Jazz, Musical Improvisation, Studio Production, and Keyboard Skills I. Designed course structure and requirements for each course.
New York University, New York, NY, 2014
Guest Lecture for Dr. J. Martin Daughtry’s course ‘Expressive Cultures: Sounds.’ Lectured about the Folkloric Music and Pre-Oil History of Kuwait.
New York University, New York, NY, 2012
Guest Lecture for Anna Reidy’s course ‘The Art of Listening.’ Lectured about Rock and Roll Music of the 1980s and 1990s.
New York University, New York, NY, 2011
Recitation Instructor, ‘Elements of Music.’ Professor Felipe Lara.
Responsible for conducting two recitation sections to non-music majors and administered final grades.
New York University, New York, NY, 2010
Recitation Instructor, ‘Expressive Cultures: Sounds.’ Professor Dr. J. Martin Daughtry. Responsible for conducting two recitation sections to non-music majors and administered final grades.
New York University, New York, NY, 2010
Guest Lecture for Tala Jarjour’s course ‘Music and the Nation.’ Lectured entitled, ‘Performing the Past in Contemporary Kuwait.’
New York University, New York, NY, 2009.
Recitation Instructor, ‘Expressive Cultures: Soundscapes.’ Professor Dr. David Samuels. Responsible for conducting two recitation sections to non-music majors.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Finished an ethnographic article for a major publication about a Kuwaiti pearl diving folkloric music ensemble. Fall 2019.
Finished an Op-Ed piece for the journal Khaleejesque. November 2019.
Presented a paper at the Music of Arabia conference at New York University-Abu\ Dhabi entitled, ‘The Mayouf Mejally Ensemble: From the Diwaniya to the Stage.’ March 2017.
Presented a paper at the Cross-Disciplinary and Multicultural Perspectives on Musical Rhythm III conference at New York University-Abu Dhabi entitled, ‘Transmitting Musical Memory From Zanzibar to Ceylon.’ March 2017.
Moderated a performance by the Mayouf Bahri Band at New York University-Abu Dhabi. March 2015.
Presented a paper at the Music of Arabia conference at New York University-Abu Dhabi entitled, ‘Kuwaiti Bahri Music: A Sequential Approach to Understanding.’ March 2015.
Multimedia presentation for the Arab Crossroads Studies Program at New York Abu Dhabi. March 2015.
‘All the Men Died at Sea.’ Arte East, Spring 2013 Issue.
Presented a paper at the annual Society of Ethnomusicology Conference entitled,
Heritage. November 2010.
Will perform with Boom.Diwan in the Visa for Music festival in November 2019.
Performed with Boom.Diwan for The Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi. March 2019.
Performed with Boom.Diwan in collaboration with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra for the Cuban-Khaleeji Project. February 2019.
Performed with Boom.Diwan in Ajman University. December 2018.
Performed with Boom.Diwan in the art space named The Fridge in Dubai. December 2018.
Performed with Boom.Diwan in the Hekayah festival in New York University at Abu Dhabi. December 2018.
Performed with Boom.Diwan for the Youth Festival in Al Shaheed Park Amphitheater in Kuwait. March 2018.
Performed with Boom.Diwan in the Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Center in Kuwait for the cultural organization Nuqat. January 2018.
Established the Modern Kuwaiti Ensemble, Boom.Diwan. January 2018.
Sound installation artist for Kuwait’s Participation in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. June 2014.
Film score, live sound work and sound design for the film Muneera, produced in conjunction with Kuwait’s Participation in the 14th International Architecture
Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. June 2014.
TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Kuwaiti Pearl Diving Music, Cosmopolitanism, Global-Jazz, Musical Improvisation, Performance Theory, Music and Technology, Aesthetics, Music and Trade, Performance of Heritage, and Ancient Greek Philosophy.
The Society for Ethnomusicology
The Philosophy Society, SUNY-Purchase College International Council for Traditional Music.
Fluent in Arabic, reading and basic speaking competence in Spanish and German.
Professional guitar, proficient in bass guitar and Kuwaiti hand percussion, piano composition.