Todd W. Saurman, Ph.D.

Senior Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Social Sciences, Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development, Chiang Mai University, 2013
  • Master of Arts (with honors), Ethnomusicology & Intercultural Studies, Wheaton Graduate School, 1991
  • Master of Arts credits in Applied Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science (with honors), Music Therapy, Slippery Rock University, 1983
  • Associate Degree (with honors), Harrisburg Area Community College, 1979

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant, SIL International, 2014-2019, 2020-
  • Ethnoarts Coordinator, SIL Asia, 2000-

Other professional experience and service

  • Ethnomusicologist, Mainland Southeast Asia Group, SIL International, 1994-
  • Music Therapist, Philhaven Mental Health Facility, 1983-1989
  • Piano Tuner Technician, Self-employed, 1977-1983

Professional memberships

  • International Council for Traditional Music, 2011-
  • Society of Ethnomusicology, 1993-

Language proficiencies

  • English (eng): ILR 5
  • Thai (tha): ILR 2+

Research interests

  • Indigenous Studies
  • Music & Culture Revitalization
  • Culture Change
  • Language Development
  • Minorities Music
  • Applied Ethnomusicology

 

Thailand