Molly Cryderman-Weber Instructor of Musicology


  • Musicology / Ethnomusicology

416 Music Practice Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 432-4513


Molly Cryderman-Weber is an instructor of musicology at the Michigan State University College of Music, where she teaches world music and film music courses. Cryderman-Weber's research interests include music history pedagogy, music of ephemeral films, and percussion ensemble literature. Her dissertation focuses on the ideologies of sounds in school instructional films from the 1940s and 1950s, investigating both the development of cultural musical codes among the baby boomer generation as well as the contribution of music to ideological positions in instructional films. Cryderman-Weber has presented at conferences throughout the United States and at international conferences in Taiwan and Germany. In 2013, she received a six-year appointment to the Scholarly Research Committee of the Percussive Arts Society, and in 2014 was elected to a two-year term as treasurer of the College Music Society's Great Lakes Chapter. She earned her B.A. degree in music from Central Michigan University and her M.A. degree in musicology from Michigan State University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois.

Additionally, Cryderman-Weber is an active percussionist and performs regularly with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and Salsa Verde, MSU's salsa band. She has taught drumline, gamelan, and percussion at several camps, including the Alma College Percussion Workshop and the Illinois Summer Youth Music program. In 2012, Cryderman-Weber taught percussion workshops and presented a recital at the Instituto Humboldt in Villa de Leyva, Colombia. Recently, she performed with the gamelan ensemble Bali Lantari Urbana at the 2015 Asian American Coalition of Chicago Lunar New Year Celebration, the University of Illinois Gamelan at the 2015 Teaching World Music Symposium in DeKalb, Illinois, and the MSU study abroad salsa ensemble at the Convento de Belén in Havana, Cuba.