Professor, Department of Musicology
Jānis Kudiņš is a graduate of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (in 1997 he obtained a Bachelor degree, in 1999 he obtained Master degree). In 2008, he defended his doctoral work, gaining the Dr. art. degree in musicology.
He has been a lecturer at the JVLMA since 1996 (Professor since 2017), as a Researcher he also works in the Center for Scientific Research (was Head on Center from 2008 to 2012). From 2008 to 2017 he was the Head of the Department of Musicology.
His major interests in musicology are linked with several issues. These issues include Latvian and Baltic music history in 19th–20th century; the concepts of Style, Modernism and Post-Modernism in music and art; methodology of scientific research; European popular music culture of 20th century first half.
He is author of several scientific publications (including two monographs) in Latvian and English. He also actively participates in various international seminars and conferences in Latvia and other countries.