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Nov 18 2022

The Meeting Room as Fieldwork Site: A Short Introduction to Survival Skills for Ethnomusicologists

Ethnomusicology Archive

Huib Schippers is the Regents' Professor at UCLA for the Fall quarter, and here to share everything he's learned in a 40-year career including initiating, supporting, and running music initiatives and institutions in The Netherlands, Australia, Nepal, The Gambia, and the US, where he helped revitalize the iconic record label Smithsonian Folkways (2016-2020). While Professor Schippers is doing a full graduate class every Tuesday afternoon, this presentation summarizes his insights into applying ethnomusicological skills.

Huib Schippers is a UC Regents’ Professor for the Fall Quarter 2022. He has a background in Indian classical music (sitar), music journalism, the record trade, music education, festival direction, research policy and leadership, and applied ethnomusicology. He was instrumental in setting up public world music schools in The Netherlands (1990-1997), founded the World Music and Dance Centre in Rotterdam (1998-2003), directed the innovative Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre in Brisbane, Australia (2003-2015), and curated and directed the iconic record label Smithsonian Folkways (2016-2020). His most important publications (with Oxford University Press) include Facing the Music (2010); Sustainable Future for Music Cultures (2016); and Music, Communities, Sustainability (2022).

In celebration of  World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, this event is part of the World Music Center Distinguished Scholar Series, sponsored by the World Music Center, Department of Ethnomusicology, at UCLA.

UCLA, the School of Music, and Los Angeles County strongly recommend indoor masking.
While masking is not mandatory, it is encouraged as a way of helping to protect our community.

This is a hybrid event.
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Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.


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Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.