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About the Author

Dr Catherine Grant, PhD, B.Arts, B.Mus.St.(Hons), L.Mus.A. (Distinction) Research Fellow, Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia)

In various capacities, Catherine Grant has directly engaged with communities whose cultural expressions are under threat, from the Indigenous Miriwoong people of the remote Australian East Kimberley to the urban ca trù community of Hanoi, Vietnam. Her award-winning doctoral dissertation (Griffith University) investigated ways to help communities keep their music strong in the fact of pressures from the changing socioeconomic environment, particularly by examining precedent from language maintenance.

Grant’s academic publications relating to music endangerment include articles in the International Journal of Intangible Heritage, the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, and the entry on ‘Music Sustainability’ in Oxford Bibliographies Online. She has presented widely on the topic, including at conferences and symposia in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Vietnam, and was in 2014 awarded a fellowship by the Australian Academy of the Humanities to continue her research into threatened Cambodian musical traditions.

Grant’s other research interests include tertiary music education, performing arts healthcare, and arts and disability. An accomplished pianist, she has lectured courses in Western art music theory, history, and literature, and has served on the national executives of the Musicological Society of Australia and the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare. For details of publications, visit http://griffith.academia.edu/catherinegrant.

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