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Ph.D, Princeton University
B.A., Skidmore College
Intro to Music Industry Studies
History of American Pop Music
Contemporary Ensemble


Extraordinary Professor, Music Industry Studies

Musician, songwriter, author, and teacher Eberhard "Lo" Faber holds a B.A. in American Studies from Skidmore College and a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University. Currently, Lo serves as an Extraordinary Professor of Music Industry Studies at Loyola University New Orleans. His first book, Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America, was published in October 2015.

Before academia, Lo spent twelve years (1988-2000) leading the influential New York rock band God Street Wine, as well as writing and recording two rock operas, 'Henry's House' (2001) and 'Friday Night Freakshow' (2003). God Street Wine reunited in 2010 for two performances at New York’s Gramercy Theatre, with proceeds benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Dr. Faber's research interests include colonial and nineteenth-century New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the southern United States, Jeffersonian democracy and politics, the junction of culture and politics in the 1830s, and society and culture in nineteenth century America. He lives in New Orleans with his wife and two children.

In His Own Words

"This place is special because a spirit of creativity, collaboration, and community seems to dwell in our building and across our little piece of the world."


Lo’s Latest

Instructor Ivan Griffin Releases Debut Solo Album

FAMIS congratulates vocal instructor and bass-baritone Ivan Griffin, who just released a debut solo album, Finding My Way Back to Me.  A stylistically versatile collection of original songs, the album also features music by Valerian E. Smith. This new release is just […]

Instructor Mia Borders Profiled in Offbeat Magazine

As a recording and performing R&B artist, new FAMIS instructor Mia Borders brings a wealth of knowledge to the contemporary ensemble course she teaches. Recently, Mia was profiled in New Orleans’ Offbeat Magazine, which covered her recent performance at New […]

Vocal Instructor Eboneé Davis and OperaCreole Featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition

As principal soprano and board member of the New Orleans opera company OperaCreole, FAMIS vocal instructor Eboneé Davis was recently mentioned in a profile on NPR’s Weekend Edition: “OperaCréole, an opera company founded in New Orleans, is resurrecting music written […]

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