Dr. Pheaross Graham is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities and Lecturer in the Department of Music at Stanford University. He earned his Ph.D. in musicology at UCLA and wrote a dissertation entitled “Visions of the Pianistic Self: Don Shirley, Rachmaninoff, and Music Performance Studies.”
At UCLA, he taught close to 800 students in a wide variety of lecture and seminar courses, spanning from opera to social justice in classical music, EDM, film music, musical theater, and much in between. He has also maintained a piano studio for well over a decade. At UCLA, he served as a Graduate Student Researcher in the EPIC (Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms) program, which built off his earlier experience as a Mellon-EPIC Fellow researching course design and assessment. Dr. Graham remains committed to exploring novel approaches to inclusivity in teaching that expand pedagogical canons, shift frames of thinking, and explore multimodal modes of instruction. At UCLA, he received the Musicology Department Distinguished Teaching Award, two Herb Alpert School of Music Dean’s Medals, the Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, the Rising to the Challenge Fellowship, and awards from the Arts Initiative and Center for Musical Humanities. By Faculty and Graduate Division nomination, he was honored to serve as the campuswide Doctoral Hooding Marshal in Royce Hall.