Neil R. Coulter, Ph.D.

Senior Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Musicology-Ethnomusicology, Kent State University, 2007
  • M.A., Ethnomusicology, Kent State University, 2000
  • M.M., Saxophone Performance, Kent State University, 2000
  • B.M., Music with elective studies in English Literature, Wheaton College, 1997

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Ethnomusicology and Arts Coordinator, SIL Pacific Area, 2009–
  • Ethnomusicology and Arts Coordinator, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 2007–
  • Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 2002–

Other professional experience and service

  • Instructor, Research Methods in the Performing Arts, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL), 2011
  • International Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant, 2008–2011
  • Instructor, Music and Arts Analysis, Payap University, 2009
  • Instructor, Applied Ethnomusicology, GIAL, 2006
  • Instructor, Field of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology of Music, GIAL, 2002
  • Instructor, Music as a World Phenomenon, Kent State University, 1997–2001

Professional memberships

  • Pacific Arts Association, 2010–
  • International Council for Traditional Musicology, 2008–
  • Society for Ethnomusicology, 1998–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Tok Pisin: ILR 4
  • German: ILR 1

Research interests

  • Indigenous hymnody
  • Music shift
  • Signal drumming in Papua New Guinea
  • Music of Papua New Guinea
  • Music of the Pacific
  • Visual arts
SIL Box 1 (151)
444  Ukarumpa,  EHP
Papua New Guinea