Jasmine Henry

Jasmine Henry is an engaging educator, versatile audio engineer, and resourceful Musicology Ph.D. student based in the NYC/NJ area. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sound Engineering and Master’s degree in Music Business from William Paterson University where she wrote her thesis entitled “‘Is R&B Having an Identity Crisis?’ Examining the ‘R&B Identity Crisis’ Phenomenon in the Contemporary Music Industry.” Presently, she is working on a Ph.D. in Musicology at Rutgers-New Brunswick in which her research interests center on Contemporary R&B music and culture, genre interplay, and commercialism in the American music industry.

As an adjunct professor, Henry teaches music business, music technology, and music history courses at Rutgers University, Felician University, Brookdale Community College, and Passaic County Community College. She challenges her students to consider both conceptual and practical ways to approach music and how music, politics, race, gender, and technology intersect. She also teaches percussion, music technology, popular music, and songwriting to students of all ages at Newark School of the Arts and Robert Treat Academy.

As an audio engineer and music producer, Henry records and provides live sound reinforcement for artists in all styles and genres. Specifically, she has gained on-set and backstage experience from critically acclaimed productions such as HBO’s The Newsroom, Broadway’s Chicago, and the Blue Man Group. Overall, Henry combines her unique experiences as an audio engineer, classical percussionist, and popular music researcher to provide diverse and engaging instruction to her students.

Website: www.jasminehenryaudio.com