Nettl, Bruno, 1930-....

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American ethnomusicologist of Czech birth educated at Indiana University and the University of Michigan. His distinguished teaching career has been based primarily at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (appointed associate professor of music, 1964; professor of music and anthropology, 1967-92; emeritus professor, 1992) but has included numerous guest professorships and awards. His scholarship has been highly influential in the growth of ethnomusicology during the second half of the 20th century. He has written or edited a variety of works surveying and broadening theoretical and methodological principles in ethnomusicology and published extensively on a variety of topics including Native American music, folk and traditional music and the Middle East.

From the guide to the Bruno Nettl Papers, 1966-1988, (The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music)

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creatorOf Nettl, Bruno, 1930-. Correspondence with American Musicological Society, 1972. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Bruno Nettl Papers, 1966-1988 The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
referencedIn Dorson mss., 1925-1981 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Jackson, Jason Baird, 1969-. [United States, Indiana, Bloomington; Interview of Jason Baird Jackson, 2006] [sound recording] / collected by Jessie Wallner. Indiana University, Archives of Traditional Music
creatorOf Paisiello, Giovanni, 1740-1816. [Italian vocal scores of the eighteenth century] [manuscript]. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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associatedWith Dorson, Richard Mercer, 1916-1981 person
associatedWith Jackson, Jason Baird, 1969- person
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Music, School of
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Birth 1930-03-14





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