New Faculty: Joe Lerangis

Joe Lerangis

Priscilla E. Browning Director of Choral Music, Assistant Professor, Music

Academic focus:

Mongolian studies, choral music, conducting, ADEI in music education

Current research project: 

My current research project is hybridity in contemporary Mongolian urtyn duu (Long Song) and the large ensemble works of Byambasurengiin Sharav. My most recent labor of love/scholarship is the ADEI music education platform New Muses Project.

Previous positions:

  • Director of Choral Programs, Department of Music, Colgate University, 2021-2022
  • Assistant Conductor, Yale Glee Club, Yale University, 2020-2021
  • Assistant Conductor, Yale Camerata, Yale School of Music, 2019-2021

Academic background:

  • D.M.A., Choral conducting, Yale School of Music, in progress
  • M.M., Conducting, Eastman School of Music, 2019
  • Graduate Certificate, Chinese studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS/Nanjing University, 2014
  • B.A., Music and modern languages, Kenyon College, 2012

Last book read:

“Dhalgren” by Samuel Delany

In your own time/when not working:

Running, biking, yoga, cooking

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Chorus and Glee Club!

What most excites you about Cornell:

Interdisciplinary collaborations and connections

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