Melissa Bilal
The Promise Chair in Armenian Music, Arts, and Culture, Director of Armenian Music Program

Melissa Bilal is a sociocultural anthropologist and historian specializing in music and performance studies, gender and sexuality studies, and memory studies. Her ethnographic research explores the role of music in the transmission of Armenian memory in Turkey, while her archival research is focused on the musical and intellectual history of Armenians in the late Ottoman Empire and early republican Turkey. Her most recent book manuscript is the co-authored volume Feminism in Armenian: An Interpretive Anthology (forthcoming 2025) which unearths the lives and works of twelve Armenian feminist writer-activists in the Ottoman and post-Ottoman contexts. Bilal is currently working on a biography of pianist and composer Koharik Gazarossian (1907-1967).  

Ph.D. Music (Ethnomusicology), University of Chicago; M.A. Sociology, Boğaziçi University; B.A. Sociology, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.

Rahul Neuman
Lecturer - Ethnomusicology, Co-Director of Music of India Ensemble
Armen Adamian
Instructor of Armenian Woodwinds; Ph.D. Student in Ethnomusicology
Roger Savage
Professor and Chair of Ethnomusicology
Francis Kofi Akotuah
Lecturer - Ethnomusicology, Director of Music and Dance of Ghana Ensemble
Donna Armstrong
Chair's Assistant - Ethnomusicology
Anna Morcom
Mohindar Brar Sambhi Chair of Indian Music, Professor - Ethnomusicology
Cheryl L. Keyes
Professor - Global Jazz Studies and Ethnomusicology (Contemporary Jazz, Hip Hop)
Nick DePinna
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Musicianship
Münir Beken
Associate Professor - Ethnomusicology (world music theory and composition), Director of Music of Turkey Ensemble
Miles Shrewsbery
Lecturer - Ethnomusicology, Music of India Ensemble
Mark Kligman
Mickey Katz Chair of Jewish Music and Professor - Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Humanities, Director of Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience
Supeena Adler
Adjunct Associate Professor - Ethnomusicology, World Music Instrument Curator and Conservator, Director, Music of Thailand Ensemble;
Helen Rees
Professor - Ethnomusicology
Diane White-Clayton
Lecturer - Ethnomusicology, Director of African American Music Ensemble
Chi Li
Adjunct Professor - Ethnomusicology, Director of Music of China Ensemble
Joko Sutrisno
Lecturer - Ethnomusicology, Director of Music of Java Ensemble
Janice Mautner Markham
Lecturer - Ethnomusicology, Director of Klezmer Music Ensemble
Steven Loza
Professor - Global Jazz Studies, Ethnomusicology, Director of the UCLA Center for Latino Arts
Gamin Kang
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David Bragger
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Mohsen Mohammadi
Director of Indo-Persian Music
Timothy D. Taylor
Professor - Ethnomusicology (Popular musics, world music, cultural theory)
I Nyoman Wenten
Adjunct Associate Professor - Ethnomusicology, Director of Music of Bali Ensemble

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