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Guitar, world music
BA, UCSD, 1993; Florida State University, MM Ethnomusicology, 1997
Ronald Dunn holds a BA degree in Music from UC San Diego, and an MM in Ethnomusicology from Florida State University. His major instrument is the guitar. In the area of ethnomusicology, his interests include music of coastal and highland Peru, as well as southeast Asia. He performed on guitar, charango and siku for several years with Aconcagua, Florida State University's Andean ensemble. Dunn's Master's thesis focused on the music of the marimba in Tijuana, Mexico, where he conducted fieldwork, documenting and analyzing the interfaces of tourism, technology and tradition in the practice of this important art. Mr. Dunn is a contributing author in the Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Vol. 2: Locations, published by Continuum International Publishing.
Dunn joined the music department during the fall 2001 term as the department specialist in world music and guitar. He directs the guitar program and teaches Introduction to Music courses: Western Culture (Music 1A); World Music in America (Music 1C), Latin America and the Caribbean (Music 1E), and Beginning/Intermediate African and African-influenced Percussion (Music 58).
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