Michael B. Bakan
Last Revised: July 20, 2020
Michael B. Bakan
University address: College of Music
Longmire Building LON 413
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1180
Phone: 850-644-4255; Fax: 850-644-2033
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: https://michaelbakan.com
1993 Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles. Major: Ethnomusicology. Supervisor: Dr. Timothy Rice.
Michael B. Bakan. (1993). Balinese Kreasi Beleganjur: An Ethnography of Musical Experience. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.
1988 Master of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles. Major: Ethnomusicology.
1985 Bachelor of Music, University of Toronto. Major: Percussion Performance. Supervisor: Dr. J. Russell Hartenberger.
2010–present Professor of Ethnomusicology and Head of the World Music Ensembles Program, Florida State University; Director, Sekaa Gong Hanuman Agung Balinese Gamelan (since 1995), Ominmusica Intercultural Ensemble (since 2011)
2008–2010 Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Head of Ethnomusicology/ World Music, Florida State University.
2000–2008 Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, Florida State University.
1994–2000 Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, Florida State University.
2001 (summer) Visiting Associate Professor of Music Education (World Music), University of Washington.
1993–1994 Visiting Assistant Professor or Ethnomusicology, College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University.
Guest Lectures and Residencies (Selected)
- Harvard University
- University of Colorado
- Berklee College of Music
- University of Chicago
- Indiana University
- Boston University
- University of California (Berkeley, Merced, Riverside, Davis)
- University of Georgia
- Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
- University of Toronto
- University of British Columbia
- Kunstuniversität Graz (Austria)
- Yale University
- University of Maryland
- Columbia University
- Middlebury College
- Washington College
- CUNY Graduate Center
- New York University
- University of Texas at Austin
Field Placement of Doctoral Advisees (Tenure-track, Tenured)
- Dr. Alexandria Carrico, University of South Carolina
- Dr. Elizabeth Clendinning, Wake Forest University
- Dr. Laurie Semmes, Appalachian State University
- Dr. Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum, Illinois State University
- Dr. Mia Gormandy, University of Trinidad and Tobago
- Dr. Jennifer Ladkani Fryns, College of Florida
- Dr. Sara Black-Brown, Tallahassee Community College
- Dr. Trevor Harvey, University of Iowa
Performances and Recordings as Percussionist with (selected):
- George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic
- Medicaid Fraud Dogg (2018)
- Dogtelechy E.P. (2019)
- John Cage
- Rudolf Serkin and the Music at Marlboro Festival Chamber Orchestra
- Toronto Symphony Orchestra
- Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Players (new music ensemble)
- Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra
- Maharajah Flamenco Trio
- Several championship-winning gamelan beleganjur ensembles in Bali, Indonesia
- Longineu Parsons
- I Ketut Gede Asnawa
- I Ketut Sukarata
- Pauline Oliveros
- Omnimusica (FSU)
- Album Ashrei (featuring six of my original compositions) was first-ballot entry for 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, Best World Music Album category.
- Sekaa Gong Hanuman Agung Balinese Gamelan (FSU)
- The Artism Ensemble
- Neurodiverse music collective funded from 2011-2013 by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (US) and Florida Department of State.
Bakan, M. B. 2019. World Music: Traditions and Transformations, Third Edition.New York: McGraw-Hill.
Bakan, M. B. 2018. Speaking for Ourselves: Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism. New York: Oxford University Press.
Bakan, M. B. 2012. World Music: Traditions and Transformations, Second Edition.New York: McGraw-Hill.
Bakan, M. B. 2007. World Music: Traditions and Transformations, First Edition.New York: McGraw-Hill.
Bakan, M. B. 1999. Music of Death and New Creation: Experiences in the World of Balinese Gamelan Beleganjur. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Chapters in Edited Volumes
Nitzberg, Dotan, and M. B. Bakan. 2019. Resilience and Adaptive Management in Piano Pedagogy for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions. In Cultural Sustainabilities: Music, Media, Language, Advocacy, edited by Timothy J. Cooley. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 249-61.
Bakan, M. B. 2019. Music and the Embodiment of Disability. In The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Body, edited by Youn Kim and Sander L. Gilman. New York: Oxford University Press, 243-57.
Bakan, M. B. 2019. Autism Doesn’t Speak, People Do: Musical Thinking, Chat Messaging, and Autistic Repatriation. In The Oxford Handbook of Musical Repatriation, edited by Frank Gunderson, Robert C. Lancefield, and Bret Woods. New York: Oxford University Press, 239-62.
Bakan, M. B. 2019. Being Applied in the Ethnomusicology of Autism. In De-Colonization, Heritage, & Advocacy: An Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology, Volume 2, edited by Svanibor Pettan and Jeff Todd Titon. New York: Oxford University Press, 148-86. (Paperback revision version; original published in 2016 in The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology).
Bakan, M. B. 2019. Música e Autismo, Representação e Re-presentação: Uma Perspectiva Etnomusicológica. In Autismo em Tradução: Uma Conversa Intercultural Sobre Condições do Espectro Autista, edited by Clarice Rios and Elizabeth Fein. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Papéis Selvagens, 143-65. Trans. João Sette and Camara Rosa Pereira.
Bakan, M. B. 2018. Music and Autism, Representation and Re-presentation: An Ethnomusicological Perspective. In Autism in Translation: An Intercultural Conversation on Autism Spectrum Conditions, edited by Elizabeth Fein and Clarice Rios, 109-128. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. Culture, Mind, and Society Series.
Bakan, M. B. 2017. The Moral of the Story: Making Ethnomusicology Matter in the Twenty-first Century. Journal of World Popular Music, 1-16.
Bakan, M. B. 2017. Balinese Music, an Italian Film, and an Ethnomusicological Approach to Screen Music and Sound. In The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound, Miguel Mera, Ron Sadoff, and Ben Winters, 61-71. New York: Routledge.
Bakan, M. B. 2016. Music, Autism, and Disability Aesthetics. Journal of the American Musicological Society, 69 (2), 548-553.
Bakan, M. B. 2016. War of the Worlds: Music and Cosmological Battles in the Balinese Cremation Procession. Yale Journal of Music and Religion, 2 (2), 133-152.
Bakan, M. B. 2016. The Gamelan Beleganjur as Balinese Percussion Ensemble. In The Cambridge Companion to Percussion, edited by Russell Hartenberger, 253-64. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Bakan, M. B. 2016. Toward an Ethnographic Model of Disability in the Ethnomusicology of Autism. In The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies, edited by Blake Howe, Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, Neil Lerner, and Joseph Straus, 15-36. New York: Oxford University Press.
Bakan, M. B. 2015. Being Applied in the Ethnomusicology of Autism. In The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology, edited by Svanibor Pettan and Jeff Todd Titon, 278-316. New York: Oxford University Press.
Bakan, M. B. 2015. “Don’t Go Changing to Try and Please Me”: Combating Essentialism through Ethnography in the Ethnomusicology of Autism. Ethnomusicology, 116-144.
Bakan, M. B. 2014. Ethnomusicological Perspectives on Autism, Neurodiversity, and Music Therapy. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 14, 1-23. Retrieved from https://voices.no/index.php/voices/article/view/799/660
Bakan, M. B. 2014. Neurodiversity and the Ethnomusicology of Autism. College Music Symposium, 54, 1-27. Retrieved fromhttp://symposium.music.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=10673:neurodiversity-and-the-ethnomusicology-of-autism&Itemid=128
Bakan, M. B. 2014. The Musicality of Stimming: Promoting Neurodiversity in the Ethnomusicology of Autism. MUSICultures, 41(2), 133-61.
Bakan, M. B. 2013. Italian Cinema and the Balinese Sound of Greek Tragedy: Kecak Contortions and Postmodern Schizophonic Mimesis in Pasolini and Fellini. Performing Arts in Postmodern Bali: Changing Interpretations, Founding Traditions, edited by Kendra Steputtat, 363-387. Graz, Austria: Shaker Verlag/Graz Studies in Ethnomusicology.
Anderson, W. A., Bakan, M. B., Campbell, P. S., Chooi-Then Lew, J., Nguyen, P., & Phoasavadi, P. 2011. Music of Southeast Asia. In Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education, Third Edition(v. 3), edited by William M. Anderson and Patricia Shehan Campbell, 53-104. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield/Music Educators National Conference.
Bakan, M. B. 2009. “Measuring Happiness in the 21st Century: Ethnomusicology, Evidence-Based Research, and the New Science of Autism”. Ethnomusicology, 53(3), 510-18.
Bakan, M. B. 2009. The Abduction of the Signifying Monkey Chant: Schizophonic Transmogrifications of the Balinese Kecak in Fellini’s Satyricon and the Coen Brothers’ Blood Simple. Ethnomusicology Forum, 18/1, 83-106.
Bakan, M. B., Koen, B., Kobylarz, K., Morgan, L., Goff, R., Kahn, S., & Bakan, M. 2008. Following Frank: Response-ability and the Co-Creation of Culture in a Medical Ethnomusicology Program for Children on the Autism Spactrum. Ethnomusicology, 52(2), 163-202.
Bakan, M. B. 2008. Preventive Care for the Dead: Music, Community, and the Protection of Souls in Balinese Cremation Ceremonies. In The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology: Music, Medicine, and Culture, edited by Benjamin D. Koen, 246-264. New York: Oxford University Press.
Koen, B., Bakan, M. B., Kobylarz, F., Morgan, L., Goff, R., Kahn, S., & Bakan, M. 2008. Personhood Consciousness: A Child-Ability-Centered Approach to Socio-Musical Healing and Autism Spectrum ‘Disorders’. In The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology: Music, Medicine, and Culture, edited by Benjamin D. Koen, 461-481. New York: Oxford University Press.
Bakan, M. B., Koen, B., Kobylarz, K., Morgan, L., Goff, R., Kohn, S., & Bakan, M. 2008. Saying Something Else: Improvisation and Facilitative Music-Play in a Medical Ethnomusicology Program for Children on the Autism Spectrum. College Music Symposium, 48, 1-30.
Jones, J., Bakan, M. B., Falvo, R., Teel, A., & Younge, P. 2008. “Developing Intercultural Understanding: World Music Ensembles in University Percussion Education”. Percussive Notes, 46(3), 10-14.
Bakan, M. B. 1998. From Oxymoron to Reality: Agendas of Gender and the Rise of Balinese Women’s Gamelan Beleganjur in Bali, Indonesia. Asian Music, 29(1), 37-85.
Bakan, M. B. 1998. Walking Warriors: Battles of Culture and Ideology in the Balinese Gamelan Beleganjur World. Ethnomusicology, 42(3), 441-484.
Bakan, M. 1998. Way Out West on Central: Jazz in the African-American Community of Los Angeles before 1930. In California Soul: Music of African Americans in the West, edited by Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje and Eddie S. Meadows, 23-78. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.
Bakan, M. B. 1994. Lessons from a World: Balinese Methods of Applied Music Instruction and the Teaching of Western ‘Art’ Music. College Music Symposium, 33/34, 1-22.
Bakan, M. B., Bryant, W., Li, G., Martinelli, D., & Vaughn, K. 1990. Demystifying and Classifying Electronic Music Instruments. Selected Reports in Ethnomusicology 8, 37-64.
Books, as Series Editor
Sarrazin, Natalie. 2020. Focus: Popular Music in Contemporary India. Routledge: New York. Focus on World Music Series* (*Michael B. Bakan, Series Editor).
Williams, Sean. 2020. Focus: Irish Traditional Music, Second Edition. Routledge: New York. Focus on World Music Series.
Hutchinson, Sydney. 2020. Focus: Music of the Caribbean. Routledge: New York. Focus on World Music Series.
Witulski, Christopher. 2020. Focus: Music and Religion of Morocco. Routledge: New York. Focus on World Music Series.
de Quadros, André. 2019. Focus: Choral Music in Global Perspective. Routledge: New York. Focus on World Music Series.
McKerrell, Simon. 2016. Focus: Scottish Traditional Music. New York: Routledge. Focus on World Music Series.
Milioto, Jennifer, M. 2016. Focus: Music in Contemporary Japan. New York: Routledge. Focus on World Music Series.
Bohlman, Philip V. 2009. Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europe. New York: Routledge. Focus on World Music Series.
Crook, Larry. 2009. Music of Northeast Brazil, Second Edition. New York: Routledge. Focus on World Music Series.
Williams, Sean. 2009. Focus: Irish Traditional Music. New York: Routledge. Focus on World Music Series.
Muller, Carol A. 2008. Focus: Music of South Africa, Second Edition. New York: Routledge. Focus on World Music Series.
Crook, Larry. 2005. Brazilian Music: Northeast Traditions and the Heartbeat of a Modern Nation. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. World Music Series* (*Michael B. Bakan, Series Editor). Bohlman, Philip V. 2004. The Music of European Nationalism: Cultural Identity and Modern History. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. World Music Series.
Muller, Carol A. 2004. South African Music: A Century of Traditions in Transformation. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. World Music Series.
Spiller, Henry. 2004. Gamelan: The Traditional Sounds of Indonesia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. World Music Series.
Keynotes and Plenary Lectures (Conferences, Symposia)
Bakan, M. (presented 2017, April). The Moral of the Story: Making Ethnomusicology Matter in the Twenty-first Century. Keynote presentation at Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, British Forum for Ethnomusicology, Sheffield, England, UK. (International)
Bakan, M. (presented 2016, April). Breaking the Wand: Music, Autism, and Online Dialogical Ethnography. Keynote presentation at Carleton University/University of Ottawa Joint Regional Ethnomusicology Conference, Carleton University/University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. (Regional)
Bakan, M. (presented 2017, May). On Representation versus Re-Presentation in Ethnographic Writing: An Argument in Favor of the Latter. Plenary presentation in Timothy Rice (Chair), UCLA Symposium on Ethnomusicology in Theory and Practice. Symposium conducted at the meeting of UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles. (National)
Bakan, M. (presented 2015, September). Music and Autism, Representation and Re-presentation: An Ethnomusicological Perspective. Plenary presentation in Elizabeth Fein and Clarice Rios (co-chairs) (Chair), Autism Spectrum Disorders in Global, Local and Personal Perspective. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Society for Psychological Anthropology/Lemelson Foundation, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (International)
Bakan, M. (presented 2015, April). Conceptualizing Performance and Performing Conceptualization in the Theory and Practice of Balinese Gamelan Music. Keynote presentation in 2015 Teaching World Music Symposium: From the Exotic to the Global.
Symposium conducted at the meeting of Northern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University. (National)
Conference Papers, Workshops, Roundtables
I have given in excess of 50 papers, workshops, and roundtable presentations at national/international meetings, including those of:
- Society for Ethnomusicology
- American Musicological Society
- Society for Music Theory
- Music Educators National Conference
- Society for Disability Studies
- Society for Psychological Anthropology (American Anthropological Association)
- International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
- Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC)
Service to the profession activities and elected appointments include the following:
- Board of Directors (Secretary), Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)
- Member, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Central Fellowships Committee (New York)
- International Advisory Board, Ethnomusicology Forum (journal of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology)
- Member, College Music Society Mentoring Committee
- Senior Advisory Consultant, Society for Ethnomusicology Education Division
- Percussive Arts Society World Percussion Ensemble Competition Committee
- Member, SEM Council
- Co-Chair, SEM Applied Ethnomusicology Section
- President, SEM Southeast/Caribbean Chapter
- Series Editor, Routledge Focus on World Music Series
- Series Editor, ABC-CLIO World Music Series
- Site Evaluator, National Endowment for the Arts
- Grants Committee, Dutch Scientific Research Council