Office: Room 400b Hunter North
Mark Spicer specializes in the reception history and analysis of popular music, especially British pop and rock since the 1960s, and his writings on this subject have appeared in a number of scholarly journals and essay collections, including Sounding Out Pop, which he recently co-edited with John Covach and is due to be published by the University of Michigan Press in 2010. (A representative listing of his publications may be found at http://web.gc.cuny.edu/Music/faculty/spicer.html.) Prior to joining the Hunter faculty in 1999, he taught at the University of North Texas, Yale (where he was awarded a Prize Teaching Fellowship for excellence in undergraduate teaching), and La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore. In addition to his scholarship and teaching, Prof. Spicer maintains an active parallel career as a professional keyboardist and vocalist, having worked with several groups in the US and the UK since the 1980s. In the early 1990s, he was a founding member of the critically acclaimed group Little Jack Melody and His Young Turks, and can be heard on their first two CDs, On the Blank Generation (1991) and World of Fireworks (1994). He continues to take the stage most weekends with his own “electric R&B” group, the Bernadettes.