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 the relationship between improvisation in music and in everyday life. 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.