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Jonathan Hiam ,Curator of Music & Recorded Sound.

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Jonathan Hiam serves as Curator of Music & Recorded Sound at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.  He is a specialist in American music, with a particular emphasis on the music and sounds of the Twentieth-Century.  He has curated several notable exhibitions in New York, including Toscanini: Preserving a Legacy in Sound  (2018), Celebrating Lou Reed  (2018), and Do What I Want: Selections from the Arthur Russell Papers  (2017).  Recent research has focused on the recording industry, British popular music, Black Mountain College, audio preservation, and John Cage.  He holds a PhD in Musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MA in Music History and Literature from Boston University, and a BM in Vocal Performance from SUNY Fredonia.