Julie Taylor, Ph.D.

Senior Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Ethnomusicology, University of Edinburgh, 2002
  • M.A.(Summa Cum Laude), Missions, Intercultural Studies and Ethnomusicology, Wheaton College, 1992
  • B.Mus. equivalent (Tagore gold medal), Violin/Piano Performance, Royal College of Music London, 1977
  • Professional Qualifications: FTCL, 1974; LRSM, 1972; ARCM, 1977

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Editor, Ethno-Info Anthropology Journal, SIL Africa Area, 2007–
  • Anthropology Coordinator, SIL Africa Area, 2006–
  • Ethnomusicology and Arts Coordinator, SIL Africa Area, 2006–
  • Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant, SIL Africa Area, 2006–
  • Lecturer, Ethnomusicology and Arts training courses, European Training Programme UK, 2006–
  • Facilitator, Ethnic Worship workshops, SIL Africa Area, 1994–

Other professional experience and service

  • International Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant, 2008–2011
  • Ethnomusicology Consultant, SIL Uganda-Tanzania Branch, 2000–2006
  • Coordinator and tutor, SIL/IMB Field orientation programs, East Africa, 2003–2005
  • Various governance roles, SIL East Africa Group and SIL Uganda-Tanzania Branch, 1995–2005
  • Ethnomusicologist, SIL East Africa Group, 1993–2000
  • Lecturer, Daystar University, Nairobi, 1994–1999
  • Course tutor (B.A. level), Pan Africa Christian University, Nairobi, 1996
  • Audio internship, Language Recordings International, Kenya, 1994
  • Adjunct faculty, Wheaton Conservatory of Music, 1991–1992

Professional memberships

  • International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), 2007–
  • European Society for Ethnomusicology (ESEM), 2005–
  • International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE), 2003–
  • British Forum of Ethnomusicology (BFE), 2002–
  • The British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA - Anthropology), 2002–
  • Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM-USA), 1993–
  • Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain, 1986–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • French: ILR 3 (read); ILR 1+ (speak)
  • Kiswahili: ILR 2+ (read); ILR 2+ (speak)

Research interests

  • Indigenous arts within the arenas of communication, identity, community development and Christian worship development
  • Music-linguistic links
  • Emotive and neuro-scientific states of performance and belief
  • Organology
  • Applied ethnomusicology
  • Cultural factors influencing sustainable development
  • African issues
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