Associate Professor, Music, University of Richmond, VA 804.287.1807.


I'm a dad, an ethnomusicologist with wide research interests and a performer of many kinds of musics. I live in Richmond, Virginia where I facilitate a Balinese Gamelan Orchestra and kroncong band for the local community, and a recording studio in the City Jail. At the University of Richmond I teach courses in various global music traditions, anthroplogy (of/at/with/near) music, soundscapes and global popular music.

Current projects (in various stages of gestation):

-A comparative study of music as an ethical practice in four small-scale communities (currently: Balinese village, Trappist Monastery, Intentional Community, City Jail).

-Empirical analyses of Balinese and Cuban percussion music.

-AudibleRVA, a digital humanities project mapping sonic and affective geographies in Richmond VA.