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 and a founding member of the SEM Section on applied ethnomusicology, he contributes to the advancement of the field in the global arena with studies in various formats, addressing war-peace continuum,
minorities, conflicts and education. He currently serves as Vice-President of the International Council for Traditional Music and as Chair of its Study Group Music and Minorities.
Jeff Todd Titon is Professor of Music, Emeritus, at Brown University, USA, where for 27 years he directed the Ph.D. program in ethnomusicology. The author or editor of eight books and numerous essays, he is known for developing phenomenological and ecological approaches to ethnographic fieldwork, for theorizing and practicing an applied ethnomusicology based in reciprocity and friendship, and for introducing the concepts of cultural and musical sustainability to the fields of folklore and ethnomusicology. His current research on a sound ecology may be tracked at http://sustainablemusic.blogspot.com