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 research
books and over one hundred articles in both Chinese and English. His research
is cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, focusing mainly on the meanings of
traditional musics in their societies.
Patricia Shehan Campbell is Donald E. Peterson Professor of Music at the University of Washington. She is chair of the Advisory Board of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, and recipient of the 2017 Koizumi Prize, and the 2012 Taiji Award. Her published works include Lessons from the World (1991), Songs in Their Heads (1998, 2010), Teaching Music Globally (2004), Redefining Music Studies in an Age of Change (2017), and editorship of The Global Music Series and the six-volume series on World Music Pedagogy.
Susan E. Oehler Herrick is a middle school social studies teacher in Phoenix, Arizona, who holds degrees in ethnomusicology (Ph.D. Indiana University) and education (M.Ed. Vanderbilt University.) In addition to K-16 level teaching, past professional experience includes educational consulting and educational program management for nonprofits, such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio (2004-2008). Publications center on the blues, pedagogy, and applied ethnomusicology.
Lee Higgins is the Director of the International Centre of Community Music at York St John University, UK. He has worked on four continents in university, school, and NGO settings and was the President of International Society of Music Education (2016-2018). He is the senior editor for the International Journal of Community Music and author of Community Music: In Theory and in Practice (2012, OUP), co-author of Engagement in Community Music (2017, Routledge) and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Community Music (2017).
Dan Lundberg 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 and 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.
Clifford R. Murphy is the Director of the Folk & Traditional Arts division of the National Endowment for the Arts, and is an adjunct lecturer in American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA. He is the author of Yankee Twang: Country and Western Music in New England and co-author of Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line with Henry Glassie and Douglas Dowling Peach. He holds the Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Brown University.
John Morgan O'Connell is Professor of Ethnomusicology at Cardiff University, United Kingdom. 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, among 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 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
Alan Williams holds a PhD. in Ethnomusicology from Brown University. In the 1990s, his band Knots and Crosses signed to Island Records, and he established himself as a recording engineer and producer in the New England singer-songwriter scene. He has published in the Journal of Popular Music Studies, and in The Art of Record Production (2012). He currently leads the ensemble Birdsong At Morning, and is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.