Ted Solis

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TEMPE Campus
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Professor
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TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
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Professor
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TEMPE Campus
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0405
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Biography

Ethnomusicologist Ted Solis has been a professor of music with ASU since 1989. His field research includes Northern India, Mexico, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. He directs the School of Music's Latin marimba band "Marimba Maderas de Comitán" and the Javanese gamelan "Children of the Mud Volcano." His publications include "Performing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Representation in World Music Ensembles" (Ed., University of California Press, 2004); "'You Shake Your Hips Too Much': Diasporic Values and Hawaii Puerto Rican Dance Culture," Ethnomusicology 49(1), 2005; "'The Song Is You: From External to Internal in Ethnomusicological Performance," in College Music Symposium special issue on "Ethnomusicology Scholarship and Teaching: Then, Now, and Into the Future" 54, 2014; "Marimba in Latin America," in "The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments," 2013; and the book in progress "Living Ethnomusicology: Paths and Practices" (University of Illinois Press), with co-author Margaret Sarkissian. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Music, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • M.A. Ethnomusicology, University of Hawaii-Manoa
  • B.A. Music History and Literature, Arizona State University

Research Interests

Pedagogies, improvisation, construction of careers, music/dance relationships, diasporic musics, Hispanic Caribbean

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
MHL 140 Music as Culture
MUP 489 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 587 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 590 Reading and Conference
MHL 598 Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
MHL 140 Music as Culture
MUP 489 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 587 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 590 Reading and Conference
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
MHL 140 Music as Culture
MUP 489 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 587 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 590 Reading and Conference
MHL 598 Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
MHL 140 Music as Culture
MUP 489 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 587 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 590 Reading and Conference
MHL 668 Introduction Ethnomusicology
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
MHL 140 Music as Culture
MUP 489 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 587 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 590 Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
MHL 140 Music as Culture
MUP 489 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 587 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 590 Reading and Conference
MHL 670 Area Studies-Ethnomusicology
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
MHL 140 Music as Culture
MUP 489 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 587 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 590 Reading and Conference
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
MHL 140 Music as Culture
MUP 489 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 587 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 590 Reading and Conference
MHL 598 Special Topics
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
MHL 670 Area Studies-Ethnomusicology
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
MHL 140 Music as Culture
MUP 489 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 587 Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MHL 590 Reading and Conference

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