I’m Dan DiPiero, a musician, teacher, and interdisciplinary scholar who recently earned my PhD in the Department of Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University. My work focuses on music, cultural studies, and improvisation. I have taught courses in music history, American popular culture, and the humanities, in addition private percussion lessons, improvising ensembles, and workshops.

Prior to Ohio State, I earned an M.A. in Aesthetics and Politics and an M.F.A. in Jazz Studies from the California Institute of the Arts. I play the drums.