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Caitlin Carlos

Music History
College of Performing Arts; Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Office Location: Bertea Hall 207


Caitlin Carlos is currently a PhD candidate in musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles.  She received her M.A. in Historical Musicology from the University of Southern California in 2014.  She also earned an M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Redlands in 2011 and a Bachelors of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Chapman University in 2009. She is a recipient of the Pauley and Mellon Fellowships at UCLA. Caitlin enjoys teaching classes in popular music, as well as Western Art Music.  Her current research interests include nostalgia and cultural memory in rock music from the late 1960s and early 1970s.  Her forthcoming chapter, “Historical Nostalgia, Nature and the Future in Three Iconic Albums from 1971: Aqualung, Who’s Next and Led Zeppelin IV” explores nostalgia and fantasy spaces as an avenue for social critique, as well as expressions of contemporary values.