Thank you for visiting my personal web pages! I have dedicated my adult life and career to the performance, study, research, and teaching of music, specifically flute performance and ethnomusicology/world music.
Please navigate this site to read about my family, my research, my professional career, my publications (including some reviews of my books), audio files that accompany several of my books, unpublished essays and manuscripts, and many past experiences that I write about in my travel snapshots (like travel blogs that I have written after my travels).
I hope you enjoy my pages, and that they will be learning experiences for you. Primarily, I hope that my Travel Snapshots will inspire readers to travel and learn about our wonderful world, its natural beauty and its people. Secondly, I would be honored if students and other academics were inspired to build upon my work. Indeed, all aspects of any research, writing, performance, and other creative endeavors, are but glimpses of people and places in time, and my research and publications should be seen as bridges or springboards to further research by others. Thirdly, my research and life experiences are meant to be not only a permanent record of my experiences and accomplishments, but also, and more importantly, a record of those people and cultures that I have documented, visited, enjoyed, and developed great love and respect for.
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