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 from Deer Lake, Newfoundland, Spencer has been an audio engineer since 1996. He has worked with a wide range of traditional and popular artists such as Great Big Sea, The Ennis Sisters, Shanneyganock, and The Masterless Men. Since he joined the MMaP team in 2004, Spencer has digitized, restored, and mastered numerous audio collections for MMaP’s Back on Track Audio Publication Series, such as Mentioned in Song (2014), Bellows and Bows (2012), and It's Time for Another One (2005). In 2015, he completed a week-long residency at the Smithsonian Folkways Archive in Washington, DC.
Meghan Forsyth is MMaP's Project Coordinator and Researcher. She is an ethnomusicologist (PhD, University of Toronto) specializing in music and dance of the Acadian diaspora. Her current research focuses on intradiasporic transnationalism and secular pilgrimage in the context of the pentennial Congrès mondial acadien, as well as creativity in traditional music performance of les Îles de la Madeleine, Quebec. She is co-author, with Ursula Kelly, of The Music of Our Burnished Axes: Songs and Stories of the Woods Workers of Newfoundland and Labrador (in press). In addition to her work at MMaP, Meghan teaches courses in ethnomusicology, musicology and popular music at MUN’s School of Music and is the Director of the Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music.