Date of Birth 18th of January, 1944
Place Lausanne, Switzerland (U.S. Citizen, naturalized)
Married, two children
1974 Ph.D. Anthropology (with distinction), University of Illinois
1967 Graduate Study in South Asian Studies, University of Chicago
1965 B.A. (Anthropology), University of Illinois
2011-13 Director of Graduate Studies
2010- Mohindar Brar Sambhi Endowed Chair of Indian Music
1995- Professor, Department of Ethnomusicology, UCLA
1994-95 Visiting Professor, Department of Ethnomusicology, UCLA
1986-95 Professor of Music, University of Washington (Adjunct Professor in Anthropology).
1980-85 Associate Professor of Music, University of Washington (Adjunct in Anthropology, 1982-95). Associate faculty in the Jackson School of Interna¬tional Studies. Center for Middle East Studies, 1983-85. South Asia Stud¬ies 1980-95
1978-79 Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Music, University of Washington
1974-80 Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Dartmouth College
1971-74 Instructor in Anthropology, Dartmouth College
2013-14 Interim Director, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
2007-08 Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, New Center for Arts and Culture, Boston
2002-06 Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UCLA
1996-02 Dean, School of the Arts and Architecture at UCLA
1995-96 Acting Dean, School of the Arts and Architecture and Chair, Department of Ethnomusicology at UCLA
1984-94 Director, School of Music, University of Washington
1980-84 Head, Ethnomusicology Division, School of Music,
University of Washington
Field Research and Professional Visits
2010-11 Field Research in India on Life Histories (Oct.– March)
2009-10 Field research in India on professional musicians. (Dec.– March)
2007 Brief Photographic survey in tribal areas of South Orissa and Chhattisgarh.
2003 Brief Field survey in tribal areas of South Orissa.
2002 Field trip to Rajasthan and Delhi, India. (3 months)
2001 Chair of Arts Academic Review Team, Brown University. (May)
1994-2000 Archive and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), site visits and archive computerization consulting.
1993-94 Archive and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), site visits and consulting.
1988-2000 Chair of External Review Committee, College of Music, University of Oregon; Member, external review committee of the Wesleyan University Ph.D. program in Ethnomusicology; external reviewer of the graduate program in Musicology at York University. Member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Re-accreditation Visiting Team for the University of Michigan.
1988-90 Bi-national meetings (India and U.S.A.) of the American Institute of Indian Studies ( AIIS) and ARCE site visits.
1991-92 Brief Field surveys in Kacch and Saurasthra districts in Gujarat state and Jodhpur and Barmer districts in Western Rajasthan.
1989-90 Fieldwork in Western Rajasthan for ten months gathering data for the Ethnographic Atlas of Performing Arts Traditions of Rajasthan.
1987 Bi-national meeting AIIS and ARCE site visit.
1986-87 Symposium Chair, New Delhi (12/29/86-1/1/87), Bi-national meeting of the AIIS
1985 Bi-national meeting of the AIIS.
1984-85 Festival of India Performing Arts audition meetings.
1981-84 Five short field trips and site visits to the Archives and Research Centre of Ethnomusicology in Delhi and Pune.
1977-79 Three short term trips to India.
1976-77 Ethnomusicological fieldwork in villages in Haryana and the Union Ter¬ritory of Delhi on social organization and performance practices of rural musical specialists. (6 months)
1973-74 Ethnomusicological fieldwork in several North Indian cities collecting genealogical and census data on musician communities. (3 months)
1969-71 Ethnomusicological fieldwork in India on Hindustani Music Culture.
1966 Fieldwork in Iran. (summer)
1964 Archaeological fieldwork in Northern Arizona. (summer)
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
2014 Named to the Art Career Project’s list of “15 Noteworthy Art Professors in Los Angeles.” http://www.theartcareerproject.com/15-noteworthy-art-professors-los-angeles/9901/
2006 Chhandayan Jyotsna Award, New York, NY., May 2006
2004 Music Forum Award for the Contribution to the Cause of Indian Music by Non-Indian Personality, Mumbai, India, January 2004
1993 $15,000 grant addition from the UW for the World Music Navigator and video editing.
1992 UW Royalty Research Fund for World Music Navigator development. ($30,000)
1991 Smithsonian Institution Grants for the Archive and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology of the American Institute of Indian Studies ($120,000 total). (P.I.)
UW Graduate School Research Grant for Atlas Prototype ($7,000)
1990 Smithsonian Institution Grant for the Archive and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology of the American Institute of Indian Studies ($120,000 total), (P.I.)
1989 Ford Foundation Equipment Grant for AIIS-ARCE ($110,000).
AIIS Senior Fellowship for ten month field research in India
1985-89 Smithsonian Institution Grants for the Archive and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology of the American Institute of Indian Studies (about $500,000), (P.I.)
NSF completion grant for UW Ethnomusicology Archives ($5000) (Total award on this grant totals $96,339.), P.I.
1986 Ford Foundation Grant for a Symposium in India titled Text, Tone and Tune”: $50.000, (P.I.)
National Science Foundation Grant for the UW Ethnomusicology Archives (additional grant). $41,500. (P.I.)
1984-85 Ford Foundation Grant for Performing Arts, Festival of India: $250,000, (P.I.)
National Science Foundation Grant: $50,000, (P.I.)
National Endowment for the Arts: $15,000, (Co-P.I.)
1981-84 Smithsonian Institution Grant for the Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology in India, $300,000 (Co-P.I.)
1983 Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Washington
1982 National Endowment for the Arts: $20,000, (Co-P.I.)
1979 Smithsonian Institution Research Development Grant: $5000
1978 Smithsonian Institution Block Grant for Anthropology of Music panel at the International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sci¬ences: $20,000, (P.I.)
1978 ACLS Travel Grant (declined)
1978 Dartmouth College Faculty Fellowship
1976-77 American Institute of Indian Studies fieldwork grant: $15,000 (P.I.)
1969-71 National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship and Grant for fieldwork in India, (P.I.)
1970 University of Illinois, Anthropology Department Grant
1967-68 NDFL Title VI Language Fellowship (Hindi)
1965 Mid-West Universities Consortium Grant for fieldwork in Iran
2014 Studying India’s Musicians: Four Decades of Selected Articles. Manohar Press, New Delhi. (forthcoming)
2006 Bards, Ballads and Boundaries: An Ethnographic Atlas of Music Cultures of West Rajasthan (co-authored with Shubha Chaudhuri), Seagull Press, New York
1993 Coordinating editor of Jon Higgins’, Music of Bharatnatyam, Oxford & IBH and AIIS, New Delhi
1991 (2001) Ethnomusicology and Modern Music History, (Co-editor and contribu¬tor), University of Illinois Press, Urbana. [Chinese-language edition published 2009, People’s Music Publishing House]
1990 (1980) The Life of Music in North India: The Organization of an Artistic Tradi¬tion, (with a new Preface by the author), republished by University of Chicago Press, Chicago. Originally published, 1980 by Wayne State University Press, Detroit. (Concurrently published in India by Manohar Press, New Delhi.)
Published Audio Recordings
2012 Musician Communities of Rajasthan - Surnaiya Langa. Performance by Dodha Fakir: Published by Smithsonian Folkways, Washington DC, on the ARCE (Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology) label, collected and recorded by Daniel Neuman. (Original recording 1991). http://www.folkways.si.edu/dodha-fakir/musician-communities-of-rajasthan-surnaiya-langa/india-world/music/album/smithsonian
Musician Communities of Rajasthan – Dholi. Performance by Women of the Dholi community: Published by Smithsonian Folkways, Washington DC, on the ARCE (Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology) label, collected and recorded by Daniel Neuman. (Original recording 1990). http://www.folkways.si.edu/women-of-the-dholi-community/musician-communities-of-rajasthan-dholi/india-world/music/album/smithsonian
Musician Communities of Rajasthan - Champa Methi. Performance by Champa and Methi: Published by Smithsonian Folkways. (Original recording 1990). http://www.folkways.si.edu/champa-and-methi/musicians-of-rajasthan/india-world/music/album/smithsonian
2006 Musical Instruments of Rajasthan: The Kamaicha (performed by Sakar Khan), published by Smithsonian Folkways, Washington DC, on the ARCE (Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology) label, collected and recorded by Daniel Neuman. (Original recording 1990). http://www.folkways.si.edu/sakar-khan/musical-instruments-of-rajasthan-the-kamaicha/india-world/music/album/smithsonian
Musician Communities of Rajasthan: The Manganiar, published by Smithsonian Folkways, Washington DC, on the ARCE (Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology) label, collected and recorded by Daniel Neuman. (Original recording 1989-1990). http://www.folkways.si.edu/musician-communities-of-rajasthan-the-manganiar/india-world/music/album/smithsonian
(All Video documentaries are co-produced and edited with Arundhati Sen Neuman. Details about the most recent three are available at www.indi¬arts.com)
1999 Shujaat Live at Meany, (Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan concert), published by India Performing Arts, Los Angeles.
1998 Khandan, (Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan lineage of sitarists), published by India Performing Arts, Los Angeles.
1995 The Story of a Musician, (Ustad Yunus Husain Khan and the Agra Gha¬rana) published by Apsara Media, Van Nuys.
1993 (1998) Nusrat! Live at Meany!, (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan concert), published by the University of Washington Press, Seattle. Released in a new edition by Arab Film Distribution in 1998.
Published in numerous brochures, advertisements and CD booklets of musicians including A.J. Racy, Shujaat Khan and Vladimir Chernov as well as books by me and Timothy Rice (“Ethnomusicological Encounters...” and most recently in “Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction.” OUP. 2014,
p. 55 and “Studying India’s Musicians” Manohar 2014 (forthcoming).
2015 The Times They Are a-Changin’ in Festschrift for Bruno Nettl, Philip Bohlman & Levine, Eds. (Forthcoming 2015)
2014 Separate Realities in Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology (McCollum & Hebert, eds. (Forthcoming, 2014). Lexington books
2013 Indian Music and the English Language Fifty Years Later. Plenary Session: Proceedings of the International Seminar on ‘Creating & Teaching Music Patterns, Kolkata 16-18 December, 2013. http://sitardivin.globat.com/seminar/proceedings/index/plenary-session/
2012 Bruno Nettl/Daniel Neuman Interview in the SEM Newsletter (May)
2011 String Theory in Ethnomusicological Encounters with Music and Musicians: Essays in Honour of Robert Garfias, edited by Timothy Rice, Ashgate Press
2010 Bowing Bards, in Hindustani Music: Thirteenth to Twentieth Centuries. Manohar, New Delhi
2002 Discourse Media 1969:1999 in Music Archiving in the World, VWB Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung, Berlin
2001 An Ethnography of the American Experience of Indian Music in American Understanding of India: A Symposium, Manohar Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi
1998 "Ecology of Indian Music in North America." (Reprint) In Indische Musik in Deutschland: Gegenwart Und Zukunft, edited by Jens Eckert. (Aachen: Shaker Verlag, 1998). 208-21.
1995 Review of Sufi Music of India and Pakistan, by Regula Qureshi in Journal of Asian Studies.
1994 Aged Music in a New World in Voice, Journal of the Washington Music Educators Association
1992 Report on a Computerized Ethnographic Atlas in The World of Music, pp. 108-112, 34 (2)
Patronage and Performance of Indian Music in The Powers of Art: Patronage in Indian Culture, Barbara Stoler Miller, ed., Oxford Univer¬sity Press, New York
The Cultural Ecology of Indian Music Culture reprinted in Sociology of Ori¬ental Music: A Reader, ed. O.P. Joshi, Illustrated Book Publishers, Jaipur.
1991 Epilogue: Paradigms and Stories in Ethnomusicology and Modern Music History, Blum, Bohlman & Neuman eds., University of Illinois Press, Urbana
1989 Music of South Asia in the Cambridge Encyclopedia of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
1988 Review of Khyal, Bonnie Wade, Cambridge University Press in Ethno¬musicology 32:1.
1985 Indian Music As A Cultural System in Asian Music 17:1
1984 The Ecology of Indian Music in North America in Bansuri, 1. Reprinted in Bhairavi, 2.
Review Essay of Sound and Sentiment, by Steven Feld, Ethnomusicol¬ogy, 28,3.
Book Review of A Practical Introduction to Indian Music by Neil Sorrell and Ram Narayan, Asian Music, 15,2.
Record Review of Raga Puriya Kalyan performed by Ram Narayan, Eth¬nomusicology, 28,2.
1981 Country Musicians and Their City Cousins: The Kinship of Folk and Classical Music Culture in North India. Report of the Twelfth Congress of the International Musicological Society. Barenreither-Verlag Kassel, Philadelphia.
Book Review of Caste and Social Stratification Among Muslims of India, 2nd ed., by Imtiaz Ahmed. Journal of Asian Studies 40,2.
1979 Book Review of Musical Instruments of India by B.C. Deva, Journal of Asian Studies, 39,1.
Record Review of Master of the Sarangi, Ram Narayan. Asian Music, 11,1.
1978 Gharanas: The Rise of Musical Houses in Delhi and Neighboring Cities in Tradition and Change in Eight Urban Musical Cultures, Bruno Nettl, editor. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.
Journey to the West in Contributions to Asian Studies, No. 12, E.J. Brill, Leiden.
1977 The Social Organization of Hindustani Music in Ethnomusicology, 21,2.
1976 Towards an Ethnomusicology of Culture Change in Asia in Asian Music, 7,2.
1974 Saraswati’s Changing Sound in the Journal of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, 21.
Papers and Lectures (Inv = by invitation)
2014 Women Music Makers in India, (Organized Panel) at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Pittsburgh, November 13-16.
Roundtable – Reflections on Two Classic Works on their Fiftieth Anniversary: Bruno Nettl’s Theory and Method in Ethnomusicology and Alan Merriam’s The Anthropology of Music at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Pittsburgh, November 13-16. (Inv.)
“Who Teaches, Who Learns?” Paper read at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. March 22, 2014. (Inv)
2013 Paper read at the Department of Music, Rabindra Bharati University International Seminar, Kolkata, India. 12/16 to 12/18/2013. (Inv)
“User Manual.” University of Illinois Lecture for the 60th anniversary of musicology at the U of I. 10/25/2013. (Inv)
“Audio Cultures of India” presentation, University of Chicago, 9/15/2013. (Inv)
Three-day Residency and invited Lecture “Biography | Genealogy | History: Hindustani Music History Making” at the University of Texas, Austin. (4/10-4/12) (Inv)
2012 Center for India and South Asia (CISA) Lecture, “A Sesquicentennial of Hindustani Music History” at UCLA (May) (Inv)
2010 Member, Panel on the Launch of the Baul Archive, American Center, Kolkata (Inv)
Panelist on Some New Scientific Approaches to Music, Indian Musicological Society, Mumbai (Inv)
2009 Separate Realities: Hindustani Music and its Histories, UCLA Sambhi Chair in Indian Music Lecture
Keynote Lecture: Great, Little and Now Fragmented Traditions? at the University of Chicago for the Symposium on Sound, Work, and Media in South Asian Cities (Inv)
Commencement Speaker, University of Illinois School of Music. Being in the Groove, Being in a Rut: A Natural History of Telling the Difference (published in Sonorities, The Newsletter of the UI School of Music). (Inv)
2006 Indian Music for Scientists at the Sciences Board of Visitors Meeting, University of California, Los Angeles, April. (Inv)
2005 Four Decades of South Asian Music Studies in North America (Chair, Discussant and Organizer) at the 50th Annual Meeting, Society for Ethnomusicology, Atlanta, Georgia, November.
2004 The Values of Studying Indian Music at the University of California Senior International Leaders Council Meeting, University of California, Los Angeles, December 2004 (Inv)
UCLA Organizational Structure at the joint meeting of Emeriti and UCLA Retirees Association, Los Angeles, California, June.
2003 Studying the Social Organization of Musicians India: The Bruno and Wanda Nettl Distinguished Lecture in Ethnomusicology, University of Illinois
2001 Teaching Hindustani Music in the U.S.: delivered at the University of Delhi. (Inv)
Schools of Arts in American Universities: delivered at the India Interna¬tional Centre, New Delhi. (Inv)
2000 Rethinking Gharanas: delivered (with Dard Neuman as co-author) at Annual Meeting, Society for Ethnomusicology, Toronto, November.
Discourse Media 1969|1999: presented at the meeting of the 100th Anniversary of the Berlin Phonogramm Archiv, Berlin, October. (Inv)
Creating Identities Through or as the ‘Other: Rapporteur at the Conference on Musical Exoticism to World Music: Constructing Ends of Centuries, City University, London, July 2000. (Inv)
The Arts: delivered at las Donas “Seize the Day: The Millennial Manifesto”, UCLA, March 2000. (Inv)
Women in Indian Music: delivered at the Plato Society Colloquium, UCLA, January 2000. (Inv)
From Pre-modern to Postmodern Patronage: delivered at the Meetings of the Association for Asian Studies, San Diego
1999 History of the Arts at UCLA: delivered at the Pioneer Bruins Alumni Reunion, UCLA, November 1999. (Inv)
1997 The Last Dhari: paper delivered at the Symposium on Indian Music His¬tory at the Rotterdam Conservatory of Music, December.
Woman Performers in India: paper and video delivered at the Conference on Woman in Indian Arts, Berkeley, April.
1995 Mostly Muslim Musicians: delivered at Brown University symposium on Hindu Muslim Relations. (Inv)
1993 Respondent at Society for Ethnomusicology Meetings round table on interdisciplinary research.
World Music Navigator: Demonstrations at the International Congress of Traditional Music annual meeting, Berlin. (Inv)
Lecture and World Music Navigator demonstration at UCLA. (Inv)
Community, Geography and Performance: delivered at the Social Science Research Council sponsored seminar at the University of Pennsylvania. (Inv)
1992 Is World Music Taking over the World?: presented at the National Asso¬ciation of Schools of Music meetings, Chicago, November 22, 1992. (Inv)
Pilot World Music Navigator Demonstration: presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Bellevue, October 22, 1992.
Indische Musik auf dem Weg nach Westen session: presented at the Paramparaa Fes¬tival held in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. March 10-14, 1992. (Inv)
1991 Musical Atlas of India Project. Pre-Conference meeting organized for the South Asia Meetings at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
1989 Hindustani Music as World Music: The Modernity of Tradition, Lecture delivered at the University of Texas, Austin
1988 Symposium Overview and Concluding Remarks at the Symposium on the History of Ethnomusicological Theory, University of Illinois (Urbana). (Inv)
On What We Know, But Know Not That We Know at a Seminar on New Modes of Musical Thought at Arizona State University. (Inv)
1987 The Invention and Structure of Instrumental Gharanas at the annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Ann Arbor. (Inv)
American Contributions to Scholarship on Indian Music at the Center for South Asian Studies, University of Hawaii. (Inv)
1986 Problems in the Study of Goan Music, International Congress of Tradi¬tional Music meeting on Portugal and the World, Cross Cultural Pro¬cesses in Music. Lisbon, Dec.15-19. (Inv)
The DMA Degree in Music at the National Association of Schools of Music, Colorado Springs, November. (Inv)
American Contributions to the Study of Indian Music at the Library of Congress, Seminar on American Perspectives on India. Washington, D.C., Oct. 23-25, 1986. (Inv)
The Impact of Indian Popular Music on other Genres at Conference on Popular Musics in Asia, Cornell University, April 25-27. (Inv)
What Makes Rhythmic Imagery in Music? Commentator with the Seattle Symphony, as part of the Musically Speaking series. (Inv)
1985 Now and Then, Here and There, paper (with Bruno Nettl), Annual Meet¬ing, Society for Ethnomusicology, Vancouver, November 1985
Patronage and Performance of Indian Music, Symposium on Patronage in Indian Culture, National Humanities Center, Triangle Park, October. (Inv)
1984 The Sociology of Muslim Musicians in South Asia, Middle East Studies Association, Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
Adaptability, Continuity and Change in Hindustani Music in the United States, Symposium on Asian Music in the United States, UCLA. (Inv)
Bringing the Guru Back Home: A New Context and a New Role, Soci¬ety for Ethnomusicology, Annual Meeting, Santa Monica. (Inv)
Things Our Gurus Taught Us, (Panel Chair, Organizer and Discussant), Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Santa Monica.
Professional Women Musicians in India at a Seminar on Women Music Makers of India, New Delhi. (Inv)
The Ecology of Indian Music in North America, Kent State Univer¬sity. (Inv)
The Culture of Indian Music, NEH sponsored Lecture Series on Indian Civilization at South Seattle Community College. (Inv)
1983 Ethnomusicology and the New Technologies, International Congress of Traditional Musics, Columbia University, New York. (Inv)
Indian Music: Lecture and Demonstration (With Ustad Sabri Khan), NEH sponsored Lecture Series on Indian Textiles, Univ. of Washington. (Inv)
1982 An Ethnomusicological Look at Indian Music, University of Delhi, Daulat Ram College. (Inv)
Shiva and Indian Music, Shiva Exhibit, Seattle Art Museum. (Inv)
1981 Indian Musical Traditions as Cultural Systems, Symposium on the Musi¬cian in the Islamic World, Arden House, Columbia University. (Inv)
Symposium on Language and Music, Respondent at the International Con¬gress for Traditional Music, University of Warsaw. (Inv)
1980 Ethnomusicological Perspectives on South Asia: The Current State of the Art, Society for Ethnomusicology meeting, Bloomington.
Hindustani Music: Lecture and Demonstration, Indian Studies Program, Davidson College. (Inv)
Hindu Music, Muslim Musicians, Center for South Asian Studies, University of Chicago. (Inv)
1979 Anthropology and the Culture of Indian Music, Anthropological Survey of India, Udaipur. (Inv)
1978 The Politics of Pedigrees, Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Chicago.
Musical Styles and Social Structures, University of Washington. (Inv)
What Should We Mean by Muslim Castes? University of British Columbia.
Anthropology and Ethnomusicology, Society for Ethnomusicology Chapter Meeting, Amherst College.
1977 The Urban Connection and Rural Contribution, XIIth Congress of the International Musicological Society, Berkeley. (Inv)
1976 Journey to the West, Canadian Association for South Asian Studies, Quebec City. (Inv)
1975 Towards the New Ethnomusicology, The Marshall Woods Lecture Series, Brown University. (Inv)
Schools of Musicians: An Anthropological Perspective, Society for Ethnomusicology Chapter Meeting, Wesleyan University.
1974 Hindustani Musicians, Their Social Organization and Dynamic Role, Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, San Francisco.
1973 Indian Musical Castes, Association of Asian Studies, Boston.
1972 The Musical Culture of India, Middlebury College. (Inv)
Web Based Projects
1993 World Music Navigator: A digital-based interactive music geography of the world. Utilizing vector maps, articles, video clips, sound, images and a glossary, users can “navigate” to different countries and learn about selected music traditions. Available on the Macintosh platform only, the program can be downloaded via ftp at: ftp1.arts.ucla.edu/wmn/ MusicNav.sea
The Travelers’ Project: A database of accounts of travelers to India regarding music and dance from 60 AD to 1950s, (with Alicia Lewis) available to download from ftp1.arts.ucla.edu/dneuman/Traveler/trav¬eler.xls
Recent Photograph Credits
2005-2012 Miscellaneous photographic portraits of celebrated musicians published in their recordings, posters and other ephemera.
2006 Smithsonian Global Sound (SGS): A project of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. At http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org
David P. McAllester Obituary, SEM Newsletter, Volume 40, Number 4, page 18, September 2006
2003 Judith O.Becker, SEM Newsletter, Volume 34, Number 4, page 1, September 2003
Participation in Professional Societies
1999- Member, Recommendation Board, Avery Fisher Artist Program at Lincoln Center.
2005-2011 Chair, Society for Ethnomusicology Development Committee
2005- Member, Executive Committee, Indian Musicological Society, Mumbai.
Moderator, panel on “Envisioning Ethnomusicology1: Lineages and Legacies” at the 40th UW Anniversary of Ethnomusicology Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, April 2005.
2006- Member, Society for Ethnomusicology Special Interest Group for South Asian Performing Arts.
2002-06 Member, Imagining America Consortium, University of Michigan.
2002-06 Member, Association of American Universities, Washington DC
2006 Chair, panel on “South Asia 2” at Society for Ethnomusicology 51st Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, November.
2002-04 Member, Los Angeles World Affairs Council, California.
2001 Chair, ICTM panel on “New problems for Ethnomusicological Sound Archives” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2000 Organizer and co-chair, SEM panel, “Questioning Received Wisdoms,” Toronto, November.
Discussant, SEM panel, “”Musical Enactment of Social Difference,” Tor¬onto, Nov. 2000
Chair, panel on “India: Preservation, Fieldwork and Archives” at the meeting of the 100th Anniversary of the Berlin Phonogramm Archiv, Berlin, October.
1999 Chair, Panel on “Issues in Indian Music,” Society for Ethnomusicology meetings, Austin.
Chair, Panel on Music of India, ICTM Conference, Hiroshima, August 1999.
1998-99 Member, editorial committee, Society for Ethnomusicology.
1998 Symposium on Music Conservatories in India, Indian Music Society, Bombay (April).
1997 Ethnomusicology and the Academy, SEM Pre-Conference Session, Discussant, Pittsburgh.
ICTM Conference in Slovakia, Session Chair.
Member, editorial Committee, Society for Ethnomusicology.
1995-02 Member, International Council of Fine Arts Deans.
1995-02 Member, European League of Institutes of the Arts.
1994-95 Member of the Committee on Ethnomusicology of the American Insti¬tute of Indian Studies.
1993 Host for the annual meeting of NAMESU (National Association of Music Executives of State Universities), Orcas Island, Washington.
West Coast representative for the SEM National Committee of the ICTM.
1992 Host for the annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology meet¬ings, held in Bellevue, Washington.
1991 Organizer of the pre-conference all day meetings on the Atlas of Performing Arts Traditions of India, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
1988 Member, Indo-U.S. Sub-commission for Education and Culture.
Publications Committee, Society for Ethnomusicology.
Chair, Committee on Ethnomusicology, American Institute of Indian Studies (re-elected to 1993).
1987 Canons of Musical Thought, session chair at the Annual Meetings of the American Musicological Society, New Orleans.
Board of Trustees, Society for Ethnomusicology, Ann Arbor
Ethnomusicology Grantsmanship, panel member, Society for Ethnomusi¬cology, Ann Arbor.
Member, Executive Board, American Institute of India Studies.
1986 Texts, Tones and Tunes, A Symposium. Chair and organizer, Archive and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology, New Delhi, India (Dec.29-Jan 1, 1987).
Elected to the Nominations Committee of the National Association of Schools of Music.
Elected to the Board of Trustees of the Society for Ethnomusicology.
1985 Ethnomusicological Approaches to Western Art Music, Panel Organizer, Annual Meeting, Society for Ethnomusicology, Vancouver, November.
Chair, Session on Translating Music (Comparative Study of Modal Sys¬tems), Annual Meeting, Society for Ethnomusicology, Vancouver, November.
1985-88 Chair, Committee on Ethnomusicology for the American Institute of Indian Studies.
1985-87 Member, Executive Committee of the American Institute of Indian Stud¬ies.
1984-86 Chair, Committee on the Performing Arts for the Festival of India. (Organized the tour of five different ensembles for the 1985 Festival of India Performances at 60 universities throughout the country).
1984 President, Northwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology.
1983-84 Program Committee, Society for Ethnomusicology.
1983-85 Board of Trustees, American Institute of Indian Studies.
1983 Panel Chair, Society for Ethnomusicology, Northwest Chapter.
1982 Panel Chair on Music in Popular Culture. Society for Ethnomusicology, Northwest Chapter.
1980-84 Committee on Ethnomusicology, American Institute of Indian Studies, Member.
1979-82 Committee on Anthropology and Archaeology, member, Review Panel, Smithsonian Institution.
1979 Panel Chair on Musical Change, Society for Ethnomusicology.
Panel Chair on Politics and Fieldwork, Society for Ethnomusicology, Northwest Chapter.
1978 Chair of the Committee on Conferences, Society for Ethnomusicology.
Chair and Panel Organizer for three sessions on The Anthropology of Music. Xth International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, New Delhi.
1976-78 Vice-President, Society for Ethnomusicology, North-East Chapter.
1976 Chair, Local Arrangements and Program,(Dartmouth College), Society for Ethnomusicology, North-East Chapter.
1975 Panel Chair, Music and Modernity, Northeastern Anthropological Asso¬ciation, Potsdam.
Chair and Panel Organizer, The Ethnomusicology of Culture Change in Asia, Association of Asian Studies, New England Chapter, Hartford.
1978-81 Associate Editor, Ethnomusicology
1977 Co-editor, American Ethnomusicology, Bicentennial issue of Essays in Arts and Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 1.
1976 Co-editor, The Ethnomusicology of Culture Change in Asia, Special Issue of Asian Music, 7:2.
National Science Foundation
National Endowment for the Humanities
American Institute of Indian Studies
Humanities and Social Science Research Council of Canada
Various University Presses and Journals
Site visits for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Smithsonian Institution
Indo-Shastri Institute (Canada)