Newly published SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture features the work of University of Arizona faculty, students and alumni, including 17 from the Fred Fox School of Music

Newly published SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture features the work of University of Arizona faculty, students and alumni, including 17 from the Fred Fox School of Music


Copies of the books will be available for public viewing:

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Union Gallery, Student Union Memorial Center

The University of Arizona


The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music is proud to announce the publication of the “SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture,” edited by Janet Sturman, professor of music and associate dean of the Graduate College. Among the contributors from more than 65 different countries who wrote entries for this impressive publication, are 24 University of Arizona students, faculty and alumni, of which 17 are from the Fred Fox School of Music (see list below).  Doctoral musicology student Olman Alfaro and alumnus Cecilio Novillo (MM, musicology) are managing editors.


The five-volume set presents key concepts in the study of music in its cultural context and offers an introduction to the discipline of ethnomusicology, its methods, concerns, and its contributions to knowledge and understanding of the world’s musical cultures, styles, and practices. The diverse voices of contributors to this encyclopedia confirm ethnomusicology’s fundamental ethos of inclusion and respect for diversity. Combined, the multiplicity of topics and approaches are presented in an easy-to-search A-Z format and offer a fresh perspective on the field and the subject of music in culture.


“Collaborating with this outstanding group of scholars to create the publication has been an honor,” said Janet Sturman. “There have been many challenges over the long, yet rewarding process. What a joy to finally see and share the results! I hope readers enjoy this truly international encyclopedia and use it to build new knowledge.”


Copies of the books will be available for public viewing on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, during a celebration in honor of Janet Sturman, who is retiring at the end of the academic year. The event, sponsored by the Graduate College, will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Union Gallery, Student Union Memorial Center. (RSVP is requested by calling 520-621-7815.)


For more information and to order copies, visit


Collaborators from the University of Arizona:

(* Fred Fox School of Music faculty, students, alumni)


University of Arizona Faculty, Students, and Alumni Contributing Authors

*Olman Alfaro (PhD, Musicology)

Kathryn Alexander (Assistant Professor, Honors College; AIAR GIDP)

Ramon Bannister (1999 BA, Music/Latin American Studies)

*Joshua Barbre (2018 MM, Ethnomusicology)

*Elisabeth Blin (PhD, Musicology/Ethnomusicology)

Theodore Burgh (2000 PhD, Near Eastern Studies; Professor, UNC Wilmington)

*Blake Edward Cesarz (2016 MM Musicology; PhD Musicology)

*Cathryn Clayton (2009 DMA Harp/Ethnomusicology; Associate Professor, U. Utah)

Luis Edgardo Coronado Guel (2016 PhD History)

*Dawn T. Corso (Assistant Professor Fred Fox School of Music, Music Education)

*Natalia Duarte Jeremías (2014 MM, Viola)

*Fang Yuan Liu (2017 MM – Ethnomusicology)

*Juan Merello (2011 MM guitar; PhD Music Theory)

*Mariana Mevans Vidal (2017 MM Musicology; PhD Musicology)

Amalia Mora (Assistant Professor, Gender & Women’s Studies)

Lisa Munro (2015 PhD, History; Independent Scholar)

*Gabriel Navia (2016 PhD, Music Theory; Assistant Professor, Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-American, Brazil)

*Cecilio J. Novillo (2018 MM, Musicology)

*Jennifer Post (Senior Lecturer, Ethnomusicology, Interim Chair, AIAR GIDP)

*José Luis Puerta (2009 MM, 2016 DMA; Assistant Professor, Music)

*Andrea Lynn Shaheen (2012 DMA, Oboe/Ethnomusicology; Associate Professor UTEP)

*(Jaime) Renato Serrano Munoz (2016 DMA, Guitar; Adjunct Professor, Universidad Federal de Santa María, Brasil)

*Michael B. Vercelli (2006 DMA, Percussion/Ethnomusicology; Associate Professor, West Virginia University)



Janet Sturman is Associate Dean of the Graduate College and Professor of Music and Ethnomusicology in the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona in Tucson. As a professor of music, she developed new programs of study in Ethnomusicology; directed the doctoral minor emphasis in Teaching Music in General Education; convened an international series of symposia on Latin American Music; established numerous new courses; directed a series of zarzuela productions, and founded Park Avenue Records, the School of Music’s student-run recording label. Most recently, she established and chairs the new Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (GIDP) in Applied Intercultural Arts Research. Her own research focuses on musical practice in Latin America and the Southwestern United States and examines the relationship between music, politics, ethnicity and social class. She is the author of Zarzuela: Spanish Operetta, American Stage(U. Illinois Press, 2000), The Course of Mexican Music(Routledge, 2016) and is editor of the SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture (2019).


For more information about this press release, please contact Ingvi Kallen, information specialist, Fred Fox School of Music,



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