Nate Sloan

Assistant Professor of Musicology

  • Program:
  • Division:
    Research and Scholarly Studies

Nate Sloan is a musicologist and performer who researches jazz, Tin Pan Alley, and popular music. Sloan hosts Switched on Pop with songwriter Charlie Harding, a podcast produced by Vox Media which has been cited by Rolling StoneThe Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly as a top music podcast, and he provides music analysis for The Economist, NPR, The AtlanticThe Boston Globe, and CBC Radio’s “Day 6.” Sloan’s vaudeville duo, The Gideon and Hubcap Show, has played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s Soho Theatre. He also composes for theatre and film, including the score for the short documentary Slomo, and performs in the Dave Harrington Group.

Professional experience


Academic degrees

  • PhD, Stanford University
  • BA, Brown University