Koskoff, Ellen

Ethnomusicologist. Born 1943. Known for her studies of music in Hasidic life, spending some twenty years researching hasidic women and the role of music in their lives, as written in her book Music in Lubavitcher Life (2001). Professor of Ethnomusicology and Director, World Music Certificate and Ethnomusicology Diploma Program at Eastman School of Music the University of Rochester. BM, Boston University; MA, Columbia; PhD, University of Pittsburgh. Music in Lubavitcher Life, 2000, winner of ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music Scholarship 2001. Editor, Music Cultures in the United States, 2004. Ethnomusicology advisor for The New Amerigroves. General editor, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol. 3: United States and Canada. Editor and contributor, Women and Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Publications in Ethnomusicology, Selected Reports in Ethnomusicology, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) Yearbook, Worlds of Music, and The Journal of Women and Music. Book review editor, Ethnomusicology (1983-86). President, Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) (2001-2003); Secretary, SEM (1990-); Council Member, SEM (1984-87, 99-); Chair, SEM Editorial Advisory Commitee (1998-); Local Arrangements Chair, SEM National Conference (Eastman, 1986), and Feminist Theory and Music II Conference (Eastman, 1993); program chair, SEM (1997). Director, Ethnomusicology Programs; University Diversity Officer; Director of the Eastman School’s Balinese Gamelan Lila Muni (1992-). Radio host, What in the World is Music?, WXXI-FM (NPR). Visiting faculty, Syracuse University (1981-88), UCLA (1986), New York University (1988). Faculty, Eastman (1980-).