Type of Program and Degrees Offered
Undergraduate courses, M.A. program and degree; located
within Music Department.
especially Ewe and Dagomba music-cultures
especially Japanese sokyoku ensemble and shakuhachi, Central Javanese
court gamelan, and Hindustani khyal
especially jazz and popular music, music-culture of digital music
world, especially North Africa and classical takht ensemble
especially Jewish music, Balkan instrumental music, and music-culture of
Western art music
and religious/spiritual experience
in world music
theory and history in relationship to the other music sub-disciplines
instruments for teaching and performance curriculum
ensembles (African, Arab, Javanese, Klezmer, Latin jazz, African-American
lessons (Japanese koto, shamisen and voice, Japanese shakuhachi,
Hindustani vocal music, and Balkan and Mediterranean strings)
Full-Time Faculty in Ethnomusicology
Richard Jankowsky. Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. B.A. Tufts
University, 1995. Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, University of Chicago, 2004. Music
of the Middle East and North Africa; Trance and Healing; Islam.
David Locke. Professor. B.A., 1972, and Ph.D. in
Ethnomusicology, Wesleyan University, 1978. African traditional performing arts
Jeffrey A. Summit. Associate Professor. Rabbi and Executive
Director of the Hillel Foundation at Tufts. Rabbinic ordination and an M.A.H.L.
from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. M.A. and Ph.D. in
Ethnomusicology, Tufts University. Jewish music-culture; music and identity;
music and ritual; music and spiritual experience.
Nani Agbeli. Lecturer (part-time). Traditional performing
artist from Ghana. Director Kiniwe African Ensemble.
Joseph Auner. Professor. B.A., Colorado College, 1981;
M.A./Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Music, University of Chicago, 1991.
Western art music (20th century), digital technology and music.
Elizabeth Bennett. Adjunct Instructor. Ph.D. in Art History,
Yale University. East Asian music; Japanese shakuhachi.
Jane Bernstein. Austin Fletcher Professor. B.A., City
College of New York, 1967; M.Mus., University of Massachusetts, 1968; Ph.D. in
Musicology, University of California at Berkeley, 1974. Musicology; gender
studies; women and music.
Alessandra Campana. Associate Professor. "Laurea” University
of Rome "La Sapienza”; Ph.D. in Musicology, Cornell University. Western
Beth Bahia Cohen. Adjunct Instructor. B.A. Brandeis
University; M.M.A. in Violin Performance, Manhattan School of Music. Balkan,
Hungarian, Greek and Mediterranean string instruments.
David Coleman. Lecturer (part-time). B.Mus. Boston
University; M.A. in Composition, Tufts University. Gospel chorus director.
Barry Drummond. Lecturer (part-time). M.F.A. California
Institute of the Arts, 1984; ABD, Wesleyan University. Javanese gamelan
ensemble director; artistic director of the Boston Village Gamelan.
David Guss. Associate Professor of Anthropology. Ph.D. in
Anthropology, UCLA. Latin America; ethnopoetics; cultural performance; myth and
Paul D. Lehrman. Lecturer. B.F.A., Purchase College
Conservatory, 1975; M.A., Lesley University, 2000; Ph.D., Tufts University
2010. Director of Music Technology.
John McDonald. Professor. B.A., Yale University, 1981; M.M.,
1982, M.M.A., 1983, and D.M.A., in Composition and Piano, Yale School of Music,
1989. Composer and pianist.
Michael McLaughlin. Lecturer (part-time). B.M. Berklee
College of Music, 1993; M.M., Tufts University, 1999; D.M.A., New England
Conservatory of Music, 2009. Klezmer Ensemble Director.
Deborah Pacini-Hernandez. Associate Professor of
Anthropology. Caribbean music and culture; immigration and music; popular
Stephan Pennington. Assistant Professor. Ph.D in Musicology,
University of California at Los Angeles, 2010. African-American music, popular
music, race and gender studies.
Cathleen Read. Adjunct Instructor. Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology,
Wesleyan University, 1974. Japanese Yamada-ryu koto, shamisen, voice.
Gil Rose. Lecturer. B.Mus., Music History, Cincinnati
College Conservatory of Music, M.F.A. & Artist Diploma in Orchestral
Conducting, Carnegie Mellon University.
Kareem Roustom. Lecturer (part-time). B.A., University of
Massachusetts Lowell; M.A., Tufts University. Director of Arab music ensemble.
Janet Schmalfeldt. Associate Professor. B.A. and B.Mus.,
Lawrence University, 1967, M.M.A., Yale School of Music, 1970, Ph.D. in Music
Theory, Yale University, 1979. Music-culture of Western art music (19th and
Warren Senders. Adjunct instructor. B.A. Cambridge College;
M.A. Antioch College. Indian music theory and performance. Hindustani vocal
Joel LaRue Smith. Lecturer. M.M. Manhattan School of Music;
B.A. City College. Jazz studies. Director of the Tufts Jazz Orchestra, jazz
arranging; composition; performance and theory.
Michael Ullman. Lecturer. B.A., Harvard College, 1967. M.A.,
University of Chicago, 1968. Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1976. Jazz history
General Program Statement
Tufts offers courses in ethnomusicology and world music for
the general liberal arts undergraduate student, for undergraduate music
majors/minors, and graduate students (M.A. in Ethnomusicology). Courses include
survey of world music; area studies in Africa, Afro-America, American popular
and sacred music, the Arab and Islamic world, Asia, the Jewish world, and
Europe (Western art music); theory of music and culture; theory/methods of
ethnomusicology; and multimedia for music studies. Performance ensembles from
the Arab world, Ghana, Java, and the Jewish Klezmer tradition. Private lessons
on instruments and voice from Japan, India, and the Mediterranean.
Jankowsky, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Music, Tufts University.
20 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA 02155 USA. Phone: 617.627.2388, Fax: 617.627.3967,
Dagomba Dance-Drumming: http://dagomba.uit.tufts.edu
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