Dr. Timothy Rice, Professor of Ethnomusicology at UCLA, specializing in the music of the Balkans, will speak at the March 16 American Association of University Women meeting at the Oakwood Country Club. Dr. Rice will take his listeners on a “Magical Mystery Tour of the World’s Music.” He will explain the many ways humans use music to create community, express their identity, ameliorate social problems and understand the world in which they live.
Dr. Rice has written two books on Bulgarian music and is published in various journals in his field. He was President of the Society for Ethnomusicology (2003-2005) and has served on the Executive Board of the International Council for Traditional Music. He was Associate Dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture and served as director of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music from 2007-2013. Dr. Rice received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, and M.A. Music and PhD, Music, from University of Washington.
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