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.

Originally from Deer Lake, Newfoundland, Spencer Crewe has been an audio engineer since 1996. He has worked with a wide range of traditional and popular artists, including Great Big Sea, The Ennis Sisters, Shanneyganock, and The Masterless Men. Since joining the MMaP team in 2004, Spencer has digitized, restored, and mastered numerous audio collections for MMaP’s Back on Track Audio Publication Series. In 2015, he completed a week-long residency at the Smithsonian Folkways Archive in Washington, DC.

A scholar of 18th-century French opera, Annalise Smith teaches classes in opera, musical theatre, and the Western Canon in the School of Music at Memorial University. Since moving to St. John’s in 2018, she has become an active member of the local arts community, singing with Projēkt Chamber Voices, performing in Matilda, Scrooge, and Elf: The Musical with Peter MacDonald Productions, and originating the role of Alexandra in Daystreamer: A Physically Distant Musical.  She is currently an actor and producer with Cool Pond Productions.

Visit the Graduate Programs in Ethnomusicology section of this website for a full list of core and affiliated faculty, as well as current graduate students.