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Ted Solis

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Biography

Ethnomusicologist Ted Solis has been a professor of music with ASU since 1989. His field research includes Northern India, Mexico, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. He directs the School of Music's Latin marimba band "Marimba Maderas de Comitán" and the Javanese gamelan "Children of the Mud Volcano." His publications include "Performing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Representation in World Music Ensembles" (Ed., University of California Press, 2004); "'You Shake Your Hips Too Much': Diasporic Values and Hawaii Puerto Rican Dance Culture," Ethnomusicology 49(1), 2005; "'The Song Is You: From External to Internal in Ethnomusicological Performance," in College Music Symposium special issue on "Ethnomusicology Scholarship and Teaching: Then, Now, and Into the Future" 54, 2014; "Marimba in Latin America," in "The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments," 2013; and the book in progress "Living Ethnomusicology: Paths and Practices" (University of Illinois Press), with co-author Margaret Sarkissian. 

Education
  • Ph.D. Music, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • M.A. Ethnomusicology, University of Hawaii-Manoa
  • B.A. Music History and Literature, Arizona State University
Research Interests

Pedagogies, improvisation, construction of careers, music/dance relationships, diasporic musics, Hispanic Caribbean

Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 140Music as Culture
MUP 489Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MUP 587Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 140Music as Culture
MUP 489Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MUP 587Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 140Music as Culture
MUP 489Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MUP 587Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 140Music as Culture
MUP 489Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MUP 587Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 590Reading and Conference
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