- About the Contributors
Joys H. Y. Cheung received her PhD in Musicology (Ethnomusicology) from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 2008. Prior to that, she received her Master of Music in Ethnomusicology from the University of Texas at Austin. She taught at Kalamazoo College as a Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow from 2008 to 2009. She now teaches at the Chinese Civilisation Centre, City University of Hong Kong. Her dissertation research is on Chinese musical modernity emerged from interwar Shanghai, involving studies of musical networks, knowledge discourse, musical translation, and film music.
Kim Chow-Morris received her MA and PhD in Ethnomusicology from York University and is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Music at Ryerson University, Toronto. She previously taught at the University of Toronto, and founded the York University Chinese music program in 2000, where she continues to conduct two Chinese orchestras. Chow-Morris played for ten years with the Toronto Chinese Orchestra, and now leads the professional Chinese chamber group the Yellow River Ensemble. Her teachers include Lu Chun Ling and the late Yu Xun Fa. She has performed on Chinese winds (dizi, xiao, bawu, and hulusi) and western flute in China, Hong Kong, India, Canada, and the United States. Her CDs, sound track recordings, and live performances have been heard on China's China Central Television, History Television, Omni TV, CBC Radio, and Fairchild Radio. She has also performed by invitation for Canada's former Prime Minister Jean Chretien and China's Premier Wen Jiabao. Her recent research interests include social and stylistic hybridity in Chinese instrumental music (Jiangnan sizhu, folk traditions, Chinese guoyue orchestras, Cantonese opera), socio-musical hegemony, and Chinese music in diaspora. She is currently working on a book project on Chinese music in Canada.
David Dennen is a graduate student at the University of California–Davis. Currently he is researching the modern development and institutionalization of Odissi music in the Indian state of Orissa, in particular looking at the various musical and conceptual adaptations that have affected musical life there and in India generally. He is also a student of flute (bansuri) in the Hindustani and Odissi styles. [End Page 223]
Stefan Fiol completed his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008. His current research investigates the development of vernacular and mass-mediated music in the central Himalayas, and the ways that musical practices sustain and undermine attempts to delineate a regional political and cultural movement in Uttarakhand, North India. He was the recipient of the Fulbright-Hays and Wenner-Gren dissertation research grants (2004–2005) and the American Institute of Indian Studies junior fellowship (2006–2007). Previously he taught at the University of Illinois, the University of Notre Dame, and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He is currently a member of the musicology faculty at the University of Cincinnati.
Leslie Hall is Associate Professor of Music at Ryerson University in Toronto. She studied kanun in Istanbul and wrote her doctoral thesis on the Turkish Fasil (1989).
David Henderson is Associate Professor of Music, Film Studies, and Asian Studies at St. Lawrence University. He has done research on music in the Kathmandu Valley since 1987, and on the Nepali film industry in 2002. With Ron Emoff (Ohio State University–Newark), he edited the book Mementos, Artifacts, and Hallucinations from the Ethnographer's Tent (Routledge, 2002); he has compiled the listings of "Current Films and Videos" for Ethnomusicology since 2003.
Theodore Levin is Arthur R. Virgin Professor of Music at Dartmouth College. He first visited Central Asia in 1974, and has been returning there ever since. His most recent project is the nearly complete ten-volume CD-DVD series, Music of Central Asia, released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
Peter Manuel studied sitar for several years with Dr. Kalyan Mukherjea, and also from Ustad Vilayat Khan and Shahid Parvez. In the 1970s–1980s, he concertized extensively in the United States, and also in India and Pakistan. He is the author or editor of several books on music of India and the Caribbean, most recently, Creolizing Contradance in the Caribbean (Temple University Press, 2009). He teaches ethnomusicology at John Jay College and the...