Michael B. Bakan is Professor of Ethnomusicology and Head of World Music at Florida State University. He has published widely on the ethnomusicology of autism, Balinese gamelan music, and world music pedagogy, and serves as series editor for the Routledge Focus on World Music series. His current work aims to advance the epistemological positions of autistic self-advocacy and neurodiversity through musical engagement and ethnography.
Dan Bendrups completed undergraduate studies in music, history and Spanish at the University of Melbourne, and a PhD at Macquarie University, Sydney. His doctoral research investigated music as a force for cultural sustainability and renewal on Easter Island, and he has engaged in further research across Australasia, South America and the wider Pacific. He is currently Deputy Director (Research) of the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, with administrative responsibility for postgraduate research training across music disciplines. He was the inaugural chair of the International Council for Traditional Music Regional Committee for Australia and New Zealand, and has produced over 40 scholarly outputs in ethnomusicology and popular music studies since 2001. His academic work also extends into the domain of practice-led artistic research, and he edited (together with Graeme Downes) Dunedin Soundings: Place and Performance (2011), which was the first book to focus on practice-led music research in New Zealand.
Patricia Shehan Campbell is Donald E. Peterson Professor of Music at the University of Washington, where she teaches courses at the interface of education and ethnomusicology. She is involved in writing and curricular projects pertinent to Mexican American musical expressions, the repatriation of Lomax recordings to communities in the Mississippi hill country, and on cross-cultural issues of music, diversity and education. She is chair of the Advisory Board of Smithsonian Folkways and president of The College Music Society.
Erica Haskell is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of New Haven. She holds a Ph.D. and MA in ethnomusicology from Brown University. In her research she has explored the politics of music, applied ethnomusicology, the involvement of international humanitarian organizations in cultural events and projects in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the humanitarian intersections between post-war and post-catastrophe environments.
Klisala Harrison (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland) is the current Chairperson and founding Vice-Chairperson of the Study Group on Applied Ethnomusicology for the International Council for Traditional Music. She has co-edited one anthology and published five international, peer-reviewed articles on applied ethnomusicology method, theory and practice. Dr. Harrison's areas of ethnographic research include music and well-being, music and poverty, music for theatre and film, and indigenous musics of Canada and northern Europe.
Ursula Hemetek is associate Professor and head of the Institute of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology at the University of Music and the Performing Arts Vienna, 1987 Ph.D. in Musicology, 2001 Habilitation in Ethnomusicology both at Vienna University. Main focus of research: Music of Minorities in Austria. Publications in the field of ethnomusicology and Music and Minorities (focus on Roma, Burgenland Croats and recent immigrant groups). Chair person of the ICTM Study Group "Music and Minorities".
Susan Oehler Herrick, Ph.D., M. Ed., is an independent educational consultant based in Cleveland, Ohio, and a part time faculty member in Humanities at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio. While managing k-12 level educational programs of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and consulting for other non-profits, Herrick edited a special issue on popular music pedagogy for the Journal of Popular Music Studies (2009) and presented for the 2007 Arts Education Partnership Fall Forum pre-conference, as well as annual meetings of the Society for Ethnomusicology. A specialist in the history of African American music and culture, Herrick authored "The Blues in Transcultural Contexts" in the edited volume, African American Music: An Introduction (2006, second edition in press), among others.
Lee Higgins is the director of the International Centre of Community Music based at York St John University, UK and an Associate Professor of Music Education at the Boston University School of Music, USA. He has worked on prison and probation service, youth and community service, and orchestra outreach on four continents in university, school, and health settings. He is the senior editor for the International Journal of Community Music and author of Community Music: in Theory and in Practice (2012, Oxford University Press).
Dan Lundberg (b 1959) is Chief Librarian and Archive Director at the Swedish Statens musikverk (Music Development and Heritage Sweden). He is also associate professor in Musicology at Stockholm University in Sweden and Åbo Academy in Finland. Between 2004-2007 he held a position as Professor of Music and Cultural Diversity at Gävle University in Sweden. His main research areas today are music and identity and music collecting and ideology.
Elizabeth Mackinlay is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Queensland where she teaches Arts Education, Indigenous Education, Qualitative Research Methods and Women's Studies. Liz completed her PhD in Ethnomusicology in 1998 at the University of Adelaide and was awarded a second PhD in Education from the University of Queensland in 2003. Liz is currently the co-editor of the Australian Journal of Indigenous Education (AJIE).
Clifford R. Murphy is the Director of Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, and is an adjunct lecturer in American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is the author of Yankee Twang: Country & Western Music in New England (University of Illinois Press) and co-author of Ola Belle Reed & Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line (Dust-to-Digital) with Henry Glassie and Douglas Dowling Peach. He holds the PhD in Ethnomusicology from Brown University.
John Morgan O'Connell is Director of the Program in Ethnomusicology at Cardiff University. A graduate of Oxford University, he completed his doctoral research on Turkish music at UCLA. He has published extensively on the musical traditions of the Muslim world, acting as a music consultant for the Aga Khan Humanities Project in Central Asia. He also has a specialist interest in applied ethnomusicology having completed relevant research on music and conflict in Ireland, Turkey and Tajikistan amongst others.
Svanibor Pettan is Professor and Chair of the Ethnomusicology Program at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Initiator and first Chair of the ICTM Study Group on applied ethnomusicology, he authored and edited studies in various formats addressing applied work in regard to minorities, conflicts, and education. He serves as Secretary General of the International Council for Traditional Music.
Joshua D. Pilzer is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, and a specialist in the anthropology of music in modern Korea and Japan. His interests embrace the relationships between music, survival, memory, traumatic experience, marginalization, violence, and social movements. He is the author of Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese "Comfort Women" (Oxford University Press, 2012).
Huib Schippers has a history of some three decades of action research into a wide variety of aspects of music, including music education, community music, performance, the music industry, and arts policy. He was the driving force behind the $20 million dollar World Music & Dance Centre in Rotterdam and the five year international research collaboration 'Sustainable futures for music cultures: Toward an ecology of musical diversity'. He is the Director of the innovative Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre at Griffith University in Brisbane. His OUP book Facing the music (2010) is regarded as a landmark in both music education and applied ethnomusicology.
Brian Schrag is SIL International's Ethnomusicology and Arts Coordinator, and founder of the Center for Excellence in World Arts (Dallas), a graduate program in applied ethnoarts. He has performed sustained ethnomusicological research in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon, and holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology (UCLA), an M.A. in Intercultural Studies (Wheaton, IL), and a B.S. in Cognitive Sciences (Brown University). Brian actively promotes artistic creativity for healing and education in communities affected by Huntington's Disease.
Zoe Sherinian is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Oklahoma. She has published the book, Tamil Folk Music as Dalit Liberation Theology (Indiana University Press, 2014) as well as articles on the indigenization of Christianity in Ethnomusicology, the world of music and Women and Music. She has also produced and directed a documentary film on the changing status of outcaste drummers in India, This is A Music: Reclaiming an Untouchable Drum, and is in the process of making her second on Dalit women drummers of the Sakthi Folk Cultural Centre.
Jeffrey A. Summit holds an appointment as Research Professor in the Department of Music and Judaic Studies at Tufts University, where he also serves as rabbi and Neubauer Executive Director of Tufts Hillel. His research focuses on music, identity and spiritual experience both in the American Jewish community and with Muslims, Jews and Christians in Uganda. Since 2002, he has been involved in advocacy projects in Uganda supporting university education, Fair Trade and interfaith cooperation.
Britta Sweers is Professor of Cultural Anthropology of Music at the Institute of Musicology and Director of the Center for Cultural Studies at the University of Bern (Switzerland). Having studied at Hamburg University and Indiana University (Bloomington), she was Junior Professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Rostock (Germany), from 2003-2009. Her reserach interests include the transformation of traditional musics (particularly on the British Isles and the Baltic Countries) in global contexts, music and nationalism, and applied ethnomusicology.
Tan Sooi Beng is Professor of Ethnomusicology at the School of Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. She is the author of Bangsawan: A Social and Stylistic History of Popular Malay Opera (Oxford University Press, 1993) and co-author of Music of Malaysia: Classical, Folk and Syncretic Traditions (Ashgate Press, 2004). Tan is actively involved in engaged theatre combining music, dance and drama aimed at educating young people and revitalizing traditions among the multiethnic communities of Penang.
Jeff Todd Titon is professor emeritus of music at Brown University, where for 27 years he directed their PhD program in ethnomusicology. Widely published, he is well known as a pioneer in developing phenomenological approaches to ethnographic fieldwork, ecological approaches to musical and cultural sustainability, and an applied ethnomusicology based in reciprocity and friendship. In 2015-16 he will hold the Basler Chair of Excellence for the Integration of the Arts, Rhetoric, and Sciences at East Tennessee State University.
Alan Williams is Associate Professor of Music, and Coordinator of Music Business at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from Brown University, and a BM in Third Stream Studies from the New England Conservatory of Music. In addition to published works focusing on his ethnographic research into recording studio practice, he has a broad range of experience as a performer, producer, and record label manager, and currently leads the ensemble, Birdsong At Morning.
Holly Wissler, originally from the U.S., is an applied ethnomusicologist residing in Cusco, Peru. She works in applied projects in cultural and musical preservation and representation, repatriation and use of audio-visual archives, and indigenous tourism with the Quechua Q'eros of the southern Andes and the near-extinct Wachiperi of the Amazonian Harakbut linguistic group. Holly is lecturer for National Geographic Expeditions and various U.S. university study abroad programs in Peru, and has published widely, in English and Spanish, about her work with the Q'eros and the Wachiperi.
Zhang Boyu is professor of ethnomusicology at Department of Musicology, Central Conservatory of Music; vice-Chairman of Chinese Traditional Music Association and China's World Music Association; member of Academic Advisory Board of Humanities Faculty of Helsinki University (2011-2014). He is the author of five books and over 80 articles in both Chinese and English. His research is cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, focusing mainly on the meanings of traditional musics in their societies.