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Alice Jones

Lecturer in Communications

Raised in Austin, TX, Alice Jones is a musician whose multi-faceted career welcomes new listeners into the world of music through performance, education, and community building.


Alice’s research and pedagogical interests focus on the intersection between aesthetics and music cognition: the place where listener, performer, and composer meet. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at CUNY Queensborough Community College, CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College, and SUNY Purchase College. She also previously served on the music faculty at the Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY Queens College. She teaches flute and community building in Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program, teaches flute and conducts the wind ensemble at UpBeat (an El Sistema program in the Bronx), and maintains a private studio in New York.

More About Me

As a performer, she has been a featured soloist and chamber musician at the Composers Now Festival, the Yale-China Music Exchange in Anhui Province, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Campania (Italy), and the New York-based collective The Curiosity Cabinet, whose interdisciplinary performances feature new music and the 20th century canon, combined with film, puppeteers, dance, narration, and acting. Her chamber music arrangements and compositions have been performed across the US and Italy by the Phoenix Orchestra (Boston), University of New Mexico horn studio, Lucera Vocal Institute (Italy), and various student ensembles.

Alice received the Brookshire award for musicological research and writing at SUNY Purchase, the Associated Music Teachers League Award for instruction at CUNY Queens, an Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship at the CUNY Graduate Center, and the Graduate Research Award from the National Flute Association. In 2018, she was named to the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs inaugural Leadership Accelerator cohort, a group of dynamic cultural leaders from traditionally underrepresented groups. She is also a fundraiser and strategic arts administrator, having led the Development Department at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for four years, and she curates Parlour Room Sessions, an audience engagement-driven chamber series now in its third season.
 
Alice graduated from Yale University (BA), SUNY Purchase (MM, AD), and the CUNY Graduate Center (DMA). Her principal teachers include James DeVoll, Robert Dick, Juliana May, Tara Helen O’Connor, and Sergio Pallotelli.

Alice lives in Brooklyn, NY. When she’s not musicking, she’s likely walking her dog or making ice cream. 

Representative Courses

Music and Cultural Identity
Introduction to Classical Music
Reflections of the World in Western Music, 1500-2000
Music and Cultural Identity
Arts Abroad Program