Office Location: West Hall 223
Phone: (201) 493-3531
Andy Krikun teaches a variety of music and music business courses at BCC and directs the student Pop/Rock Ensemble. Andy received his M.A. in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and has studied and performed a variety of world music traditions. He is currently a PhD candidate in Music Education at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, where his research focuses on popular music pedagogy in the community college curriculum. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Popular Music Studies and the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education and he has presented at professional conferences including the College Music Society and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. He is also active in the field of community music, as a founding member for the North American Coalition for Community Music, and as music curator for the non-profit performing arts center, Riverspace Arts in Nyack. In 2006, he was awarded a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Texas, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. As a singer-songwriter, Andy has maintained an active career as a performer, composer, and recording artist. His band, Andy and the Rattlesnakes, was a seminal force in the L.A. Punk/New Wave scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s. A compilation CD of the band’s recordings, Last Summer to Dance, was released in 2006. He has also written music for theatre and film, including the Hollywood comedy, The Shot.
Andy teaches Music Business I, Music Business II, Songwriting Workshop, Concert Promotion and Production, Careers in the Music Industry, History of Jazz in America, Pop/Rock Ensemble, Music Appreciation, and Music History II.