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Andy Flory

Associate Professor of Music, Music
Chair of Music, Music

Education & Professional History

City College of New York, BA; University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), MA, PhD

Andrew Flory received his B.A. from the City College of New York and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written extensively about American rhythm and blues, and is an expert on the music of Motown. His book, I Hear a Symphony: Listening to the Music of Motown, was published by The University of Michigan Press in 2017. Working with Universal Records, Andrew has served as a consultant for several recent Motown reissues. He is also co-author of the history of rock textbook What’s That Sound (Norton). He has been invited to speak nationally and internationally and is active in both the American Musicological Society and the Society for American Music. Andrew teaches courses in American music, focusing on rock, rhythm and blues, and jazz.


At Carleton since 2011.

Current Courses

  • Fall 2020
    MUSC 100: Ways of Hearing
  • Winter 2021
    MUSC 126: America's Music
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    MUSC 334: Marvin Gaye
  • Spring 2021
    MUSC 124: Hip-Hop in the 1980S
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    MUSC 130: The History of Jazz
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    MUSC 232: Golden Age of R & B
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    MUSC 392: Independent Research
  • Fall 2021
    MUSC 400: Integrative Exercise
  • Winter 2022
    MUSC 400: Integrative Exercise
  • Spring 2022
    MUSC 341: Rock Lab and Lab