Gregory Barz Publication Wins Prize

The Society for Ethnomusicology recently honored The Cambridge History of World Music (ed. Philip Bohlman, Cambridge, 2014) with the Bruno Nettl Prize, an award that recognizes “an outstanding publication contributing to or dealing with the history of the field of ethnomusicology, broadly defined, or with the general character, problems, and methods of ethnomusicology.”

Gregory F. Barz, Professor of Musicology (Ethnomusicology) at the Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music, contributed a chapter called “Encountering African Music in History and Modernity.” This historiographical essay traces the impact of African music and associated discourses on the development of ethnomusicology as a scholarly discipline.

Barz’s previous publications on African music include Music in East Africa: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Oxford, 2004) and Singing for Life: HIV/AIDS and Music in Uganda (Routledge, 2006). A pioneer in the field of medical ethnomusicology, Barz regularly teaches courses on African music, global music, and music and global health.