Selected Publications

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Articles

  • European-American Music: Czech- and Slovak-American.” In The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition, ed. Charles Hiroshi Garrett (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, ).
  • ‘Unmelted’: Music and Instruments of Czech Immigrants to Texas.” (Published in Czech.) Národopisná revue 21, no. 1 (): 32–41. ()
  • The Cimbál (Cimbalom) and Folk Music in Moravian Slovakia and Valachia.” Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 36 (): 78–117. ()
  • Local Sounds? Fieldwork, YouTube, and the ‘Romanian’ Cimbalom in Moravian Slovakia.” In Czech and Slovak Culture in International Context (University of South Bohemia, ). ()
  • Instrumental Roots: The Dulcimer in the Baca Band.” (Published in Czech and English.) In Searching for Roots: The Unbroken Path, ed. Lucie Uhlíková and Irena Přibylová ().
  • The Cimbál (Cimbalom) in Moravia: Cultural Organology and Interpretive Communities.” Ph.D. dissertation (Musicology), University of Michigan (). ()
  • Performing Českost (Czechness): Polka Music and Ethnicity at Wisconsin Czech-American Festivals.” In Moravia from a World Perspective, ed. Miloslav Rechcígl (Palacký University, ). ()

Invited Lectures

Conference Papers & Presentations

2016

  • “Ethnomusicologists and Practice in the Archives.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Washington, DC. (presentation slides)

2012

  • “Old-Fashioned and Outmoded? An Ethnographic Assessment of Sound Archives in Ethnomusicologies.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, New Orleans, Louisiana. (presentation slides in pdf)
  • “Of Singing Trees and Roaring Rivers: Sounding Out South Moravian Sound Terrains.” Midwest Slavic Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • “Tensions of Managing and Using: A Qualitative Study of Audio Archiving.” Research forum platform presentation, Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, San Diego, California. (link to forum proceedings)
  • Panelist, “Evaluating the Success of Digital Audiovisual Preservation Projects in Libraries.” Panel at QuasiCon 2012: The Future of Libraries, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 21 January.

2011

  • “Digital Preservation and the American Black Journal at MATRIX.” Research poster, annual meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • “Preserving the American Black Journal at MATRIX: Developing a Long-Term Strategy to Preserve and Access Online Digital Video.” Research poster, Archives 360°, Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, Chicago, Illinois.
  • “Ideologies of Music and Postsocialist Possibilities in South Moravia.” 41st World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. (Panel organizer, “Musical Tradition and Transition in Global Postsocialisms.”)
  • “Performance as Archives in Southeast Asia: An Ethnomusicological Perspective.” National Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Honolulu, Hawai'i.

2010

  • Sound Terrains: ‘Soundscape,’ Place, and Nature in South Moravia.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Los Angeles, California. (presentation slides in pdf)
  • “Moravia as Global Crossroads: Local and ‘World’ Music in the Southeast Czech Republic.” Central and Eastern Europe: Musical Crossroads? Annual Meeting of the Russian and East European Music Study Group, British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies, Faculty of Music, Oxford University.
  • “Radio Brno, the Brněnský krúžek (Brno Circle) and Folk Creativity in Moravia.” Czech and Slovak Music and Related Arts conference, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan.

2009

  • “Instilling ‘True American Spirit’? Music at the Culion Leprosarium [Philippines].” Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • “The Traditional and the Global: Understanding ‘World Music’ in Moravia.” World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music, Durban, South Africa.

2008

  • “Making ‘World Music’ Local in Moravia.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Middletown, Connecticut.
  • “Instrumental Roots: The Dulcimer in the Baca Band.” Fourth International Musicology Colloquium, Náměšť nad Olšavou, Czech Republic.
  • “Classical Folk Music: Broadcasting Folk Culture in Communist Moravia.” Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

2007

  • “‘People’s Music’ and Modernism: Leoš Janáček and Folkloric Performance.” Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana. **Awarded the Louise Cuyler prize by the Department of Musicology, University of Michigan**
  • “Local Sounds? Fieldwork, YouTube, and the ‘Romanian’ Cimbalom in Moravian Slovakia.” Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Terre Haute, Indiana.

2004

  • “Melodies of Ethnicity: Czechness and Polka Music at Czech-American Festivals.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Tucson, Arizona.

Reviews

  • Book Review of Prague Soundscapes, ed. Zuzana Jurková et al. (Karolinum Press, 2014). Yearbook for Traditional Music 49 (2017).
  • Book Review of Dangdut Stories: A Social and Musical History of Indonesia’s Most Popular Music by Andrew N. Weintraub (Oxford Univ. Press, 2010). Notes 68 (2011).
  • Book Review of Music of Central Java by Benjamin Brinner (Oxford Univ. Press, 2008). Asian Music 42 (2011).
  • Book Review of Sounds of the Silk Road: Musical Instruments of Asia, text by Mitchell Clark (Boston, 2005). Asian Music 41 (2010).
  • Book Review of Komentáře [Commentary], vol. 1 of Janáčkovy záznamy hudebního a tanečního folkloru [Janáček’s Records of Musical and Dance Folklore], ed. Jarmila Procházková (Brno, 2006). Kosmas Czechoslovak and Central European Journal 20 (2007).
Updated June 2017