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Project Collaborator

Lester Hu

Assistant Professor of Music University of California, Berkeley


Lester Hu is an assistant professor of musicology at the University ofCalifornia, Berkeley. He has held the Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowship in China Studies, the Townsend Fellowship, the CLIR/Mellon Fellowship, and the Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship. His articles have appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society and Early Music. He earned his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2018.


Illustration of the Arca Musurgica by Fr. Athanasius Kircher, circa 1650

Toward a Global History of Music Theory

Project Topics:

2023 – 2025