Patricia Shehan Campbell
Patricia Shehan Campbell teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the interface of Ethnomusicology and Music Education, including music for children, world music pedagogy, and ethnographic research in music. Since 2010, she has chaired the Ethnomusicology program, establishing the BA in Ethnomusicology degree and developing studies in music and community. She was named Donald E. Petersen Professor of Music in 2000, and continues to hold this appointment offered to accomplished faculty at the University of Washington. Her interests include music in early and middle childhood, world music pedagogy, and the use of movement as a pedagogical tool. Campbell is published widely on issues of cross-cultural music learning, children’s musical cultures, cultural diversity in music education, and the study of the world’s musical cultures in K-12 and university courses. Campbell is chair of the Board for Smithsonian Folkways, where she works on curricular development of archived recordings for the dissemination through teaching of American and global music expressions in schools and communities. She is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Children’s Musical Cultures (2013) and the Global Music Series (2004-present), a series of books and recordings by 25 ethnomusicologists in study of the world’s musical cultures. She has written well over 150 books, chapters, and articles in refereed journals, including Teaching Music Globally (2004).
Anne K. Rasmussen and Anne Elise Thomas
Anne K. Rasmussen, Professor of Music and Ethnomusicology is the founding Director of the William and Mary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, a university based group that has worked with well over 50 guest artists over the past two decades. Anne Elise Thomas, a founding member of Rasmussen’s ensemble went on to earn her Ph.D. in ethnomusicology with a dissertation that explores music transmission and pedagogy in Jordan and Egypt. Both ethnomusicologists have used performance as a methodology for research and teaching, and both have performed and taught Arab music for nearly twenty years.
Huib Schippers is Director and Curator Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. He has a long, diverse and profound history of engagement with music, education and training in various cultures. Trained as a professional sitar player, he proceeded with (partially overlapping) careers in performance, teaching, research, journalism, the record trade, arts policy, and project management.