Mesa Specialists

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San Diego Mesa College's faculty and staff have a wide variety of skills and expertise ranging from local politics, ethnomusicology, and American literature to genetics, physics, and behavioral analysis.  Specialists are associated with one or more categories that are either in their field of study or general interest.


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Search Music

Name Expertise/Interests Department


N. Scott Robinson

Music, World Music, Ethnomusicology

Area of Expertise

Ethnomusicology, World Music (India, Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia), Percussion (Jazz Drum set, Orchestral, Ethnic), American Traditional Music (Native American, African American, Folk, Shape Note Hymns), American Classical Music & Composers, American Popular Culture (Comic Books, Foreign Comic Books)

N. Scott Robinson has a long history with music. He has performed with musicians from around the globe, including the Grammy Award-winning CD Harlem Renaissance with the Benny Carter Big Band. He has also produced two albums of his own music. He has given clinics, attended conferences and panel discussions, and performed concerts on diverse styles of hand drumming for national and international organizations.

In addition to his role as professor of music, Robinson directs the San Diego Mesa College World Music Ensemble. Before teaching at Mesa, Robinson was a faculty member in music and dance at Towson University, Goucher College, Montgomery College, The University of Akron, Kent State University, and Shenandoah University. For more info, visit

Role at Mesa

Professor of Music


  • Ph.D. in Musicology & Ethnomusicology, Kent State University
  • Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology, Kent State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, Rutgers University
  • CA Online Teaching Certification



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