Amy Hacker has been teaching World Music, Music History and Music Appreciation courses since 2008, after earning her MA in Music, with an emphasis on Ethnomusicology, from San Diego State University. She also owns and directs an Indonesian Gamelan ensemble, called Kembang Sunda, which performs regularly throughout Southern California. Ms. Hacker is well versed in musical traditions from around the world and has performed in various ensembles including: Javanese, Balinese and Sundanese gamelan; West African drumming and dance; Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian drumming; Japanese Butoh dance; East Indian Odissi dance; and Zimbabwean Mbira and Marimba music. She has also traveled extensively and researched musical practices in over 30 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America, including living in Indonesia for three years. Her educational and personal experiences combined together give Ms. Hacker an in-depth understanding of musical cultures from around the world that she passes on to her students.
M.A. in Music, 2007, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.
Ethnomusicology Specialization; GPA 4.0
B.A., 1999, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA.
Major in Ethnomusicology, Minor in Field Methodology; Academic Credit/Evaluations
Cuyamaca College, El Cajon, CA.
Mus 116: Introduction to World Music
Mus 115: History of Rock
Mus 111: History of Jazz
Palomar College, San Marcos, CA.
Mus 171: World Music
Mus 169: History of Rock
Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA.
Mus 105: Intro to Music
Mus 195: World Music
Platt College, San Diego, CA.
Mus 201: Enjoyment of Music
UCSD Extension, La Jolla, CA.
Music and Your Brain
Certified Online Instructor, Canvas Mentor, POCR Reviewer
Concert Series Facilitator at San Diego State University and Cuyamaca College
Guest Lecturer at San Diego State University
Gamelan Instructor at San Diego State University
Director of Kembang Sunda, Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble