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SUBJECT: Distinguished ethnomusicologist to visit Memorial
DATE: Sept. 15, 2005

Memorial University welcomes one of the founding fathers of the discipline of Ethnomusicology to its campus on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005. Dr. Bruno Nettl, University of Illinois, will present a lecture titled Cheetahs and Lions: Ethnomusicology Among the Disciplines, at 7:30 the Petro-Canada Hall, School of Music, on Memorial’s St. John’scampus. All lectures in the Music, Media and Culture series are free and open to the public.

Dr. Nettl has taught music and anthropology at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) since 1964. Since 1992, he has been professor emeritus of music and anthropology, continuing to teach part-time and advise graduate students. His wide-ranging research interests include the history of ethnomusicology; musical cultures of Native American peoples, Iran, and South India; theory and methodology of ethnomusicology; as well as the ethnomusicological study of Western classical music culture.

Among his many books are The Study Of Ethnomusicology (1983), Eight Urban Musical Cultures (1978), Blackfoot Musical Thought (1989), Heartland Excursions: Ethnomusicological Reflections on Schools of Music (1995), The Radif Of Persian Music(2nd Ed. 1992), and a co-edited anthology, In the Course Of Performance: Studies In The World Of Musical Improvisation (1998) and Encounters in Ethnomusicology (2002), a personal memoir.

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