The work of MMaP is supported by a small complement of staff, as well as Executive and Community Advisory boards. MMaP is frequently host to visiting scholars and postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students in ethnomusicology often play a key role in MMaP research projects.
Harris M. Berger is Canada Research Chair in Ethnomusicology, Director of the Research Centre for Music, Media, and Place and Professor of Music and Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland. A scholar working in the fields of ethnomusicology, folklore studies, and popular music studies, he has published widely on theoretical issues in the study of music and culture, as well as heavy metal music.
Spencer Crewe Originally hailing from Deer Lake, NL., Spencer has been an audio engineer since '96 working in various professional Newfoundland recording studios. This led him to MMaP in the Fall of 2004, and has seen his involvement in various audio undertakings, such as Mentioned in Song, Bellows and Bows, It's Time For Another One, and other MMaP projects and releases.
Meghan Forsyth is MMaP's Project Coordinator and Researcher. She is an ethnomusicologist (PhD, University of Toronto) and fiddler/violinist specializing in music and dance of the Acadian diaspora. Her current research focuses on creativity in traditional music performance, francophone cultural tourism, and musical constructions of ‘homeland’. In addition to her work at MMaP, Meghan teaches courses in the ethnomusicology, musicology and popular music at MUN’s School of Music and is the Director of the Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music.