Dr Caroline Bithell - Personal details
Caroline Bithell teaches a range of course-units in Ethnomusicology and Arts Management. With an academic background in music, social anthropology, and modern and medieval languages, she holds degrees from the universities of Oxford and Wales. Before taking up her present post in 2005, she held a lecturing post at the University of Wales, Bangor.
Caroline is best known in the ethnomusicology world and beyond for her publications on Corsican music – her book Transported by Song: Corsican Voices from Oral Tradition to World Stage was given a 5-star review by Songlines (the UK's flagship world music magazine), as well as being positively reviewed in the academic press. She has also served terms as Chair of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology and editor of the journal Ethnomusicology Forum. Most recently her research has taken her to the Caucasus and West Africa. Her new book, The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival (co-edited with Juniper Hill), is in press. Another recently completed book, entitled A Different Voice, A Different Song: Reclaiming Community through the Natural Voice and World Song, is also forthcoming with OUP.
Caroline is also active in the community music world as a voice practitioner and workshop leader.
Academic and Professional Profile:
- BA and MA University of Oxford
- PhD University of Wales
- Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (Wales)
- Committee member, National Association for Music in Higher Education
- Member of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, Society for Ethnomusicology, International Council for Traditional Music, Royal Anthropological Institute, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Sound Sense, and the Natural Voice Practitioners' Network