Many Musics of America

Artist Category: Performer / Speaker

Emily Schaad

Emily Schaad is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Activities at Clemson University, and orchestra director at South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities. She is active as a clinician, guest conductor, string pedagogy consultant, and old-time fiddler, and is a frequent […]

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Kevin Kehrberg

Kevin Kehrberg is a musicologist and professional bassist who studies histories of sacred musical expression in the U.S. He is a current volume editor for Sounding Spirit, a publishing initiative that marries influential religious songbooks of the past with digital innovation. His articles have appeared […]

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Travis Stimeling

Travis Stimeling (they/them) is professor of musicology and coordinator of programs in Appalachian music and Appalachian studies at West Virginia University. A scholar of commercial country and Appalachian traditional music, they have published numerous books and articles, including, most recently, Nashville Cats: Record Production in Music […]

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Tyler Fritts

Dr. J. Tyler Fritts is an ethnomusicologist studying community and race in the blues and Memphis music. He holds a BA in General Music (Berea College, 2007), a MM in Music History and Literature (University of Louisville, 2010), and a PhD in Musicology/Southern Regional Studies […]

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Dan Margolies

Daniel Margolies is Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio where, among things, he produces the Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio, the first, oldest, and largest festival for this music. For 22 years he was Professor and Chair […]

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Raquel Paraíso

Raquel Paraíso, a researcher, musician, and educator earned a B.A. in violin performance from the Conservatory of Music in Salamanca, Spain. She holds a Master’s in Violin Performance, a Master’s in Ethnomusicology, and a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her areas […]

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Rising Stars Fife and Drum Band

Rising stars fife and drum
The Rising Stars Fife and Drum Band was founded by Otha Turner, a master practitioner of the many musics of the Mississippi hill country, whose recordings occupy a significant space in the American music archive. Turner’s annual fife and drum, blues, and barbecued goat meat [...]
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Sharde Thomas

Rising stars fife and drum
Sharde Thomas has been carrying on her family’s tradition of fife and drum music since she was a child. First learning how to play the fife under the tutelage of her grandfather, Otha Turner, Sharde has since released records, performed live, and discussed this music [...]
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James Revell Carr

James Revell Carr, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Musicology and director of the John Jacob Niles Center for American music, studies the importance of travel and commerce in the development of hybrid music and dance cultures. His major interests include sea chanteys, Anglo-American balladry, Hawaiian […]

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Pallas Catenella

Pallas Catenella is a PhD candidate in musicology at the Eastman School of Music specializing in maritime music and nineteenth-century operatic technologies. Her master’s thesis, which examined the social and historical impacts of nautical preservation on the music of deepwater sailing culture, was supported by […]

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