Tara Browner
Professor, Ethnomusicology

Native North American music

Tara Browner is the author of Heartbeat of the People: Music and Dance of the Northern Pow-Wow (University of Illinois Press, 2002); editor of Music of the First Nations: Tradition and Innovation in Native North American Music (University of Illinois Press, 2009); editor of Songs from “A New Circle of Voices:” The 16th Annual Pow-wow at UCLA (Music of the United States of America [MUSA], A-R Editions, Madison, Wisconsin, 2008); and editor (with Thomas Riis) of Rethinking American Music (University of Illinois Press, 2019). She has published in several major journals including Ethnomusicology, The Journal of Musicological Research, and American Music, and also regularly presents papers at national and international conferences. In addition to her scholarly activities, she was on the Native American Music screening committee for the Grammy Awards, is a pow-wow dancer in the Women’s Southern Cloth tradition, and a professional percussionist and timpanist. Her current research focus is on manifestations of pow-wow culture in Northern Europe and music of protest in Indigenous communities.

Native North American music and dance; Native North American contemporary music; musical imagery of Indians in popular culture; indigenous concepts of music theory; American music.

Ph.D. Music History: Musicology, The University of Michigan; M.M. Percussion Performance, The University of Colorado, Boulder; B.A. California State University, Sacramento

I Nyoman Wenten
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Roger Savage
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Mark Kligman
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