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Ethnologist , ethnomusicologist , musicologist , university professor

Bruno Nettl, Anthropology and musicology educator. Recipient Koizumi prize in ethnomusicology, Tokyo, 1994. Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences; member Society Ethnomusicology (president 1969-1971), American, International musicological societies, International Council for Traditional Music.

Background

Nettl, Bruno was born on March 14, 1930 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Son of Paul and Gertrud (Hutter) Nettl.

Education

AB, Indiana University, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1953. Master of Arts in liberal studies, University Michigan, 1960.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Chicago, 1993. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Illinois, 1996. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Carleton College, 2000.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Kenyon College, 2002.

Career

Member faculty Wayne State University, Detroit, 1953-1964, assistant professor, 1954-1964, music librarian, 1958-1964. Member faculty University Illinois, Urbana, since 1964, professor music and anthropology, since 1967, chairman division musicology, 1967-1972, 75-77, 82-85. Visiting lecturer, Fulbright grantee University Kiel, Federal Republic of Germany, 1956-1958.

Consultant Encyclopedia British, since 1969. Consultant on ethnomusicology to various universities. Visiting professor Williams College, 1971, Washington University, 1978, University Louisville, 1983, University Washington, 1985, 88, 89, 93, 95, 98, 2000, Florida State University, 1988, Harvard University, 1989, University Alberta, 1991, Colorado College, 1992, Northwestern University, 1993, University Minnesota, 1994, University Chicago, 1996, 2006, 08, Carleton College, 1996, University Southern California, 2002, University Denver, 2005, Charles University, Prague, 2010.

Achievements

  • He is a recipient of the Fumio Koizumi Prize for ethnomusicology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Nettl was named the 2014 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecturer by the American Council of Learned Societies.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Member Society Ethnomusicology (president 1969-1971), American, International musicological societies, International Council for Traditional Music, College Music Society, American Musicological Society (honorary), Society for Ethnomusicology (honorary).

Connections

Married Wanda Maria White, September 15, 1952. Children: Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Gloria Roubal.

father:
Paul Nettl

mother:
Gertrud (Hutter) Nettl

spouse:
Wanda Maria White

children:
Rebecca Nettl-Fiol Nettl

Gloria Roubal Nettl