Sarah LahaskyFaculty

Assistant Professor in Music and LALACS

Sarah Lahasky is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Gustavus Adolphus College. Her teaching and research interests include Latin American music, Women and Gender Studies, Heritage and Tourism, Economic Ethnomusicology, and Labor Studies.

Recent publications include: "’Por Más Músicas Mujeres en Vivo!’: The Female Quota Law and Its Implications for Argentine Music Festivals" (Researching LIve Music: Gigs, Tours, Concerts and Festivals, Routledge 2021) and "Municipal Sponsorship and Musical Work in Argentina: Ensemble Institutionalization in a Neoliberal Economy" (Sociologia del lavoro 2020).

Sarah has presented her research at international conferences including the Society for Ethnomusicology, the Latin American Studies Association, and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music- Latin America. As a classically-trained double bassist, Sarah performs Argentine tango music with the Kingfield Ensemble and the Charles Gorczynski Tango Quartet in the Twin Cities. 


Ph.D., MM, Ethnomusicology, The University of Texas at Austin; BM Double Bass Performance, Shenandoah University-Conservatory

Courses Taught

FTS-100 (FTS:The Power of Music), MUS-102 (Music of World Cultures), MUS-374 (Western Music I), and MUS-397 (Honors Project in History Literature)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-102 Music of World Cultures 2 2023/SP and 2022/FA
MUS-375 Western Music II 1 2023/SP
MUS-397 Honors Project in History Literature 1 2023/SP
CUR-225 Musical Understanding 1 2023/SP
MUS-374 Western Music I 1 2022/FA