Jazz pianist Monika Herzig is a faculty member in arts administration in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Music groups under her leadership have toured the world and opened for acts such as Tower of Power, Sting, Dixie Dregs and more.
Herzig completed her doctorate in music education with minor fields in jazz studies at Indiana University. She is the author of “David Baker — A Legacy in Music” (IU Press) and “Experiencing Chick Corea: A Listener’s Companion” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017). She is also the head of the research committee for the Jazz Education Network and editor of Jazz Education in Research and Practice (IU Press).
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, Jazz Tours and the U.S. Embassy, among others. Her project “Sheroes” features the world’s leading female jazz instrumentalists and was featured on NPR’s “Here and Now” as well as cited as one of the best releases of 2018 in DownBeat Magazine, placing No. 31 on the year-end Jazz Week Charts. Herzig is a Casio Artist.
Areas of Expertise
Music industry, jazz performance, arts administration, arts entrepreneurship.