Part-time Instructor of Music History and Appreciation
A native of Marietta, Georgia, Katherine Morehouse joined the faculty of KSU in Fall 2011 and is currently teaching MUSI 1107: Arts in Society. She earned her doctorate in Ethnomusicology from the University of Maryland after completing field research in Kerala, India, where she studied the socio-musical interactions of Christian, Muslim and Hindu drummers in religious festival contexts.
While at the University of Maryland she was the graduate assistant for World Popular Music and Identity as well as Selected Music Cultures of the World. She was awarded a graduate teaching excellence award and the GRID award for graduate research. Her primary research interests include orally transmitted music traditions and the function of music in creating and negotiating religious and spiritual identity. Her geographic specialties include West African music, South Indian music, and Middle Eastern Music. She has also worked in early childhood music education. Her research has been presented at regional, national, and international conferences.
Her academic affiliations include the Society for Ethnomusicology, and the International Council of Ethnodoxologists. Dr. Morehouse’s performance background is in a wide variety of vocal genres and she is also a songwriter who enjoys creating and performing music with her husband. Other instruments and musical traditions that Dr. Morehouse has studied include: Japanese Koto, Indian Sitar, Chenta Drumming, Javanese Gamelan, West African Drumming, Contemporary Christian Music, and several different Gospel Music genres.
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