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Ethnomusicologist Ruth Mueller to present forum on Korean music at Evangel University

Published on Apr 13, 2012 by Jennifer Hall

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Ruth Mueller, ethnomusicologist focusing on Korean music, will speak at Evangel University on Monday, April 16, at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Ethnomusicology is the study of music from different cultures, especially non-Western cultures.

Mueller will speak in Dr. Linda Ligate’s Post-Romantic and 20th Century Music class at 11 a.m. in room 139 of Evangel’s Barnett Fine Arts Center. Additionally, Mueller will conduct a forum on Korean music and instruments from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall. This forum will include a demonstration on the gomungo, a six-stringed Korean instrument.

Both presentations are free and open to the public; however, seating is limited during the 11 a.m. session.

About the speaker

Mueller is currently completing her Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Sheffield in the UK. She has also completed an M.Phil. in ethnomusicology from the University of Sheffield and an M.M. in music composition and musicology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research experience includes extensive observation and study in Korea in such institutions as Seoul University, the National Gugak Center in Seoul, and the Academy of Korean Studies in Seongnam, South Korea.  

Mueller has held teaching positions or served as a guest lecturer in institutions such as the University of Sheffield, Woosong University in Daegeum, South Korea, and the University of Nevada, Reno.

For additional information, contact Dr. Linda Ligate, professor of music, at 417-865-2815, ext. 7211.