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Frishkopf, Michael A.

Professor, Music
University of Alberta


Michael Frishkopf, Professor of Music at the University of Alberta, is an ethnomusicologist and composer. A graduate of Yale College (BS Mathematics, 1984), Tufts University (MA Ethnomusicology, 1989), and the University of California, Los Angeles (Ph.D. Music, 1999), Dr. Frishkopf’s ethnomusicological research interests include the Arab music industry; Sufi music; sound in Islamic ritual performance; music and religion; comparative music theory; the sociology of musical taste; social network analysis; (virtual [world) music]; digital music repositories; music information retrieval; music in West Africa; participatory action research; psychoacoustics and music cognition; music and global health; and music for global human development.

DISCIPLINE
Anthropology
SUB AREAS
Media   
Islamic Thought   
African Studies   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Ethnography   
Ethnomusicology   
19th-21st Centuries   
Mysticism/Sufi Studies   
Pop Culture   
Music   
Islamic Studies   
Arab Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Africa (Sub-Saharan)   
Arab States   
All Middle East   
Egypt   
Islamic World   
SPECIALTIES
Arab Audio-Visual Mass Media   
Popular Music Industry   
Sufi & Islamic Ritual   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Fluent)   
French (Intermediate)   
EDUCATION
PhD1999EthnomusicologyUCLA
MA1989MusicTufts University
BA1984MathematicsYale
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Michael A. Frishkopf






Department of Music
University of Alberta
3-82 Fine Arts Building
Edmonton AB T6G 2C9
Canada
Phone:(780) 492-0225
Fax:780-482-0242
michaelf@ualberta.ca

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