Elizabeth Clendinning, Assistant Professor of Music, 2014 –

Phone: (336) 758-6176
Office: M302B Scales Fine Arts Center

Elizabeth is an Assistant Professor of Music at Wake Forest University specializing in ethnomusicology. A graduate of Florida State University (Ph.D. 2013, M.M. 2009) and The University of Chicago (B.A. 2007), she was previously Visiting Instructor in Ethnomusicology and Director of World Music at Emory University (2013-2014). She currently serves as President for the Southeast and Caribbean Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (2015-2016) and as co-chair for the Society for Ethnomusicology Section on the Status of Women (2013-2016).

Elizabeth’s research addresses concepts of space, time, cultural representation, and pedagogy within transnational Balinese gamelan communities and in film and television music. For these projects, she has conducted field research in Bali and across the United States. Her work has been published in Buffy, Ballads, and Bad Guys Who Sing: Music in the Worlds of Joss Whedon (Scarecrow Press, 2010) and Norient Online Journal (2013), and she has an article on Balinese gamelan edutourism forthcoming in MUSICultures (2016). She has also contributed to The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. and Music Around the World: A Global Encyclopedia (ABC-Clio). Her current book project focuses on gamelan and the historiography of American ethnomusicology.

At Wake Forest, Elizabeth teaches undergraduate courses in world music, popular music, and ethnomusicological methods, and she directs the Wake Forest University gamelan.