Dr. Monika Herzig
Senior Lecturer, Arts Administration
1315 E 10th St.
Bloomington, Massachusetts 47405
Monika Herzig holds a Doctorate in Music Education with a focus on Jazz Studies from Indiana University where she is a Senior Lecturer in Arts Administration. She teaches courses on the Music Industry, Programming, and Arts Entrepreneurship. Her research focus is on jazz as a model for creativity and entrepreneurship with recent publication of her grant-supported project “The Jazz Jam Session Model for Group Creativity and Entrepreneurship” in the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Journal (MEIEA). She is also the author of David Baker – A Legacy in Music, published in 2011 by IU Press. Forthcoming is “Experiencing Chick Corea” with Rowan & Littlefield, 2017.
As a touring jazz artist, she has performed at many prestigious jazz clubs and festivals, such as the Indy Jazz Fest, Cleveland’s Nighttown, Louisville’s Jazz Factory, the W.C.Handy Festival, Jazz in July in Bloomington and Cincinnati, Columbus’ Jazz & Rib Fest, to name just a few. Groups under her leadership have toured Germany, opened for acts such as Tower of Power, Sting, the Dixie Dregs, Yes, and more.
She has released more than a dozen CDs under her leadership on her own ACME Records as well as Owl Studios and Whaling City Sounds. Her awards include a 1994 Down Beat Magazine Award for Best Original Song, a Jazz Journalist Association Hero 2015 award, as well as grants from the NEA, the Indiana Arts Commission, MEIEA, among others. Her newest project “The Whole World in Her Hands” features the world’s leading female jazz instrumentalists including Leni Stern, Jamie Baum, Jane Bunnett, Linda Oh, Jennifer Vincent, Anna Butterss, Mayra Casales, Reut Regev, Lakecia Benjamin, and Arianna. Thomas Garner from Garageradio.com writes, “I was totally awed by the fine musicianship throughout”.
More info and sound samples at www.monikaherzig.com