Brian E. Schrag, Ph.D.

International Ethnomusicology & Arts Coordinator

Degrees

  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Ethnomusicology, 2005
  • M.A. Wheaton College (IL), MA Intercultural Communications, Summa Cum Laude, 1987
  • B.S. Brown University, Cognitive Science, Magna Cum Laude, 1984

Current positions

  • International Coordinator for Ethnomusicology and the Arts, SIL International (2006– )
  • Adjunct Professor, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (2006– )

Other experience

  • Ethnomusicology consultant, Cameroon, 2002–2006
  • Linguist/Ethnomusicologist, DR Congo, 1992–1998
  • Editor, Catalyst & Research Library, 1996–2000
  • Editor, EMNews, 1995–1997
  • Course developer, "Music and Cross-Cultural Communication," 1990–1992

Membership

  • Society for Ethnomusicology
  • International Society for Traditional Musics
  • International Council of Ethnodoxologists

Language proficiency

  • English native speaker
  • French Level 2.5
  • Lingala (DR Congo) Level 2.5
  • Mono (DR Congo) Level 1.5

Research interests

  • Indigenous hymnody
  • Communication theory
  • Revitalization movements
  • Cognition
  • Applied ethnomusicology
  • Africa
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