Blog December 3, 2011
Scholar: Kay Kaufman
Kay Kaufman Shelemay is G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music (on leave), Professor of African and African American Studies, and Graduate Advisor in Ethnomusicology at Harvard University. She has also taught at Columbia University, New York University and Wesleyan University (1990-1992). At Harvard, she served as Chair of the Department of Music (1994-1999). Her primary research areas include Ethiopian music and musical diversity in North America. Her monograph Music, Ritual, and Falasha History (1986, 1989) won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award and the Prize of the International Musicological Society. In addition to the seven- volume collection Garland Readings in Ethnomusicology (1990) and A Song of Longing, An Ethiopian Journey (1991), Shelemay edited the three-volume Ethiopian Christian Liturgical Chant, An Anthology (1994, 1995, 1997, with Peter Jeffery).