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Pop Music CSI: Confessions of a Forensic Ethnomusicologist

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Pop Music CSI: Confessions of a Forensic Ethnomusicologist
March 5, 2018 4:00 pm
March 5, 2018 5:30 pm
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Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Room 266, Everson Hall

Gage Averill (PhD 1989, University of Washington) is Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia.

An ethnomusicologist specializing in music of the Caribbean and North America, Averill served as President of the Society for Ethnomusicology in 2009. Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony (Oxford 2003) won book prizes from the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Society for American Music. A Day for the Hunter: A Day for the Prey: Popular Music and Power in Haiti (Chicago 1997) received a best book by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. “Alan Lomax in Haiti, 1936-37,” was named an Outstanding Project (2010) by the Clinton Global Initiative, earning two Grammy Nominations.

Professor Averill has consulted for the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Smithsonian Institute, the Organization of American States, the Fulbright Foundation, and for films, festivals, and copyright cases.

This event is made possible by the William E. Valente Endowment in Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu

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