Averill, Gage

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AVERILL, Gage. American, b. 1954. Genres: Music. Career: Station WORT, Madison, WI, world music programmer, 1979-82, host of the talk show A Public Affair, 1980-82; Station KRAB, Seattle, WA, world music programmer, 1982-85; University of Washington, Seattle, instructor in music, 1986-89; Columbia University, NYC, visiting assistant professor of music, 1989-90; Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, assistant professor, 1990-96, associate professor of music, 1996-97, director of graduate studies in music, 1993-, resident fellow at Center for the Humanities, 1992; New York University, Music Dept, associate professor, 1997-, head of Ethnomusicology Program, 1997-98, dept chair, 2000-. Speaker at colleges and universities; guest on TV and radio programs; coproducer of sound recordings; film consultant. Publications: (ed. with R. Ohmann, M. Curtin, and D. Shumway, and contrib.) Making and Selling Culture, 1996; A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey: Popular Music and Power in Haiti, 1997; Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony. Contributor to books. Author of liner notes for sound recordings. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals. Address: Dept of Music, New York University, 24 Waverly Pl Rm 268, New York, NY 10003-6789, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]