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Robert Garfias
Positions:
Professor, Anthropology
School of Social Sciences

Director
Other not listed

Degree:
PH.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1962
Academic
Distinctions
Smithsonian Council -1985-1991, White House appointment to National Council on the Arts 1986-1996
   
Research
Interests:
Ethnomusicology, ethnicity, Turkey, Japan, Burma, Romania, Okinawa
Research
Abstract:
During the past ten years I have been engaged in the area of public policy and the arts as a member of the National Council on the Arts and with numerous state and local arts agencies and in these areas my primary concern has been with ethnicity and cultural diversity. In the meanwhile I continue my long term research on the analysis of complex music systems, most recently on the Turkish Ottoman Classical system.
Publications:
"Cultural Diversity in the Arts in America," in Public Money and the Muse: Essays on Government Funding for the Arts. Stephen Benedict (ed.). The American Assembly, Columbia University. New York: Norton. 1990.
 
"Thoughts on the Process of Language and Music Acquisition." Music and Child Development: Proceedings of the 1987 Biology of Music Making Conference. F. Wilson and R. Roehmann (eds.). St. Louis: MMB Music Inc. 1989.
 
"The Development of the Modern Burmese Hsaing Ensemble." Asian Music XVI-I:1-28. 1985.
Professional
Societies
Society for Ethnomusicology
International Council on Traditional Music
 
Address
University of California
2271 Social Sciences Plaza B
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone:
(949) 824-6644, 1207
Fax:
(949) 824-4717
Email:
rgarfias@uci.edu
URL
www.socsci.uci.edu/rgarfias
Updated 07/08/2002

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