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composer , educator , ethnomusicologist

Fredric Lieberman, Ethnomusicologist, educator. Grantee National Endowment for the Arts, 1978, National Endowment for Humanities, 1978, 80, 95-97, New York.State Regents fellow, 1958-1962, East-West Center fellow and travel grantee, 1962-1965, University of California at Los Angeles Chancellor's teaching fellow, 1965-1969, John D. Rockefeller 3d Fund research fellow, 1970-1971.


Lieberman, Fredric was born on March 1, 1940 in New York City. Son of Stanley and Bryna (Mason L.).


Bachelor of Music, University Rochester, 1962. Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology, University Hawaii, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Music, University of California at Los Angeles, 1977.

Diploma in Electronics, Cleveland Institute Electronics, 1973. Certified Institute for Educational Management, Harvard University, 1984.


Assistant professor music, Brown U., Providence, 1968-1975;associate professor, U. Washington, Seattle, 1975-1983;chairman director ethnomusicology, U. Washington, Seattle, 1977-1980;director school music, U. Washington, Seattle, 1981-1983;professor, University of California, Santa Cruz, since 1983;director division arts, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1983-1985;provost Porter College, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1983-1985;department chairman music, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1988-1992;expert witness and forensic musicology consultant, Virgin Records and others, since 1991. Fieldworker, Taiwan and Japan, 1963-1964, Sikkim, winter 1970, Madras, India, winters 1977, 78, 82, 83. Member folk arts panel National Endowment for Arts, 1977-1980, international panel, 1979-1980.

Panelist basic research division National Endowment for Humanities, 1982-1984, California Arts Council, 1993, Massachusetts Cultural Council, 1995. Fieldworker, presenter Smithsonian Institution Festival American Folklife, 1978-1982. Reviewer Center for Scholarly Comm. with China, 1979-1991.

Exchange lecturer U. Warsaw, Poland, spring 1980. Co-director summer seminar for college teachers National Endowment for Humanities, 1977. Director American Museum Heritage Foundation, 1991-1996.



Member of executive board Public Radio Station KRAB-FM, Seattle, 1977-1978. Member King County Arts Commission, Seattle, 1977-1980. Board directors Young People's Symphony Orchestra, since 1997.

Member NARAS, Music Critics Association North America, Society for Ethnomusicology (editor Ethnomusicology 1977-1981, national county 1970-1972, 74-76, 78-81, 83-86), Society for Asian Music (editorial board Asian Music 1968-1977, editor publications series 1968-1983), Association Research Chinese Music (member of advisory board since 1987), College Music Society (national county 1973-1975, Executive Board 1974-1975, 76-77), Conference on Chinese Oral and Performing Literature (Executive Board 1971-1974, 78-80), American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, International Council Traditional Music, American Musical Heritage Foundation (treasurer 1991-1996), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: amateur radio N7AX, photography.


Stanley Lieberman

Bryna Lieberman