Suzi Analogue has landed a professorship at the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus in the coming academic year.
The New York-based artist, aka Maya Shipman, will join UNC-Chapel Hill's Department of Music faculty to teach courses on beatmaking, rap and more, as well as lead the university's Hip-Hop Ensemble as director.
"I cannot wait to bring my vision to UNC," she wrote on Instagram. "Dream come true, thank you to my community for uplifting me always."
Suzi Analogue previously worked with the university's Beat Lab to put on an experimental beatmaking workshop. "Through my own experiences with the UNC Department of Music, I’ve come to realize that the program is currently evolving to offer diverse perspectives and strategies on utilizing music not only as a skill set, but as a resource to better engage community, locally and globally," they said in UNC-Chapel Hill's announcement.
Suzi Analogue frequently shares music and production knowledge by leading workshops and courses, including a recent free masterclass on remixing with Black Artist Database (B.A.D.) and Ableton this past spring. Around that time, their label Never Normal Records released a compilation in collaboration with Ugandan collective ANTI-MASS called 'Gukuba,' featuring contributions from the founder.
Revisit Tajh Morris's 2021 interview with Suzi Analogue as part of DJ Mag's Recognise mix series.